CHICAGO--A visit by Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales to the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University raised more than $1 million to support cancer research and benefit patients (see photo ). The funds will go to the Lurie Cancer Center; Gilda's Club, a support group for cancer patients named for comedian Gilda Radner who died of ovarian cancer in 1989; and The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, of which The Princess is president.
During her visit, The Princess delivered the opening remarks at Northwestern's inaugural Symposium on Breast Cancer (see box ). The program, chaired by Steven T. Rosen, MD, director of the Lurie Cancer Center, and Harry N. Beaty, MD, dean of Northwestern University Medical School, was organized by V. Craig Jordan, PhD, director of the Lurie's Breast Cancer Research Program, and supported by PEOPLEfirst, a fund-raising division of People magazine.
Speakers included Barbara Weber, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, Linda Van Horn and Monica Morrow, MD, of Northwestern, Karen Antman, MD, of Columbia University, Dr.
Jordan, Nancy Brinker of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Bernadine Healy, MD, of The Ohio State University and former NIH director.