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Miami seeks national status for cancer center

The University of Miami hopes that a $50 million gift will transform its cancer research program into a nationally recognized centre.

A spokesman for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center told community news network Patch.com that the university would bring in as many as two dozen cancer researchers and doctors. The money will also help pay for a planned renovation.

Since 2010, the university has been seeking the National Cancer Institute’s national cancer center designation. Philanthropy News Digest reports on its website that the gift may help the university achieve that goal.

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