Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has announced a $15 million gift from local commercial real estate developer Erwin L. Greenberg and his wife, Stephanie Cooper Greenberg, to help establish a bladder cancer institute.
Named in recognition of the gift, which was awarded through the Erwin and Stephanie Greenberg Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute will serve as the hub of an institutional and international community of researchers committed to advancing the scientific understanding of bladder cancer and improving its treatment. Drawing on the resources available at Johns Hopkins and working with physicians at other world-class centers, the $45 million institute aims to elevate the state of the science in bladder cancer.
Erwin Greenberg serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's national advisory board. Stephanie Cooper Greenberg serves on the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics.
"Bladder cancer is not as well-known among the general public as other cancers," said Theodore R. DeWeese, chair of the JHU Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation. "This new institute will provide needed resources to increase awareness, education, and new research and treatments related to this disease."