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Avon Donates $20 Million to NCI for Cancer Research

Avon Donates $20 Million to NCI for Cancer Research

BETHESDA, Maryland—The Avon Products Foundation has awarded $20 million to the National Cancer Institute to help support breast cancer research and expand early-phase clinical trials of promising techniques for prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.

The foundation also awarded $10 million each to the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. It said the funds would be used at each institution to support biomedical research, clinical care for medically underserved women, and construction of new facilities focusing on breast cancer research and care.

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