Karmanos Cancer Institute Receives $40 Million Gift

Karmanos Cancer Institute Receives $40 Million Gift

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit has received a $40 million gift from Peter and Danialle Karmanos, ClickonDetroit reports.

Part of the McLaren Health Care system, the institute is the largest provider of cancer care and research in the state of Michigan. The gift from the Karmanoses will support cancer research, with a focus on immunotherapy.

"We don't like bullies in any form — especially diseases and viruses," the couple said in a statement. "We will do everything we can to fight back and protect and empower as many people as we can. We're focused on helping those struggling to beat this disease in the city we love."

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