Purdue Cancer Center getting major grant match gift

The Purdue Cancer Center has received a grant match gift of up to $10 million towards research.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018 11:30 AM
Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 11:33 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue Cancer Center has received a grant match gift of up to $10 million towards research.

The Walther Cancer Foundation in Indianapolis has agreed to match any donation to the Purdue Cancer Center up to $10 million.
The gift will go towards research into new drugs, treatments and a cure for cancer.

Aside from funding more research, Doctor Mike Wendt said the gift will help draw more researchers and doctors to Purdue.

"I think it's really going to help us move forward and help put Purdue Cancer Center more on the map than we already are," said Wendt. We are a smaller cancer center, so this will really allow us to continue to move forward and push the drugs that we develop." 

The contract is for the next seven years.

Any grants or donations the Purdue Cancer Center receives in those next seven years will be matched by Walther.

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