While the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is seeking $50 million for the funding of the project, they should have looked closer to home. It seems that Dallas’ own Ross Perot (pictured) just committed $20 Million to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to advance personalized cancer therapy.
These monies will be divided between two newly-developed groups — Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy and a Center for Targeted Therapy.
“We are grateful to Ross Perot for his generous support in these extremely important areas of cancer research. With the completion of the mapping of the human genome, progress toward individualized cancer treatment has escalated, and now is a very exciting time to support the work being done in these areas,” said Dr. John Mendelsohn, president of MD Anderson. “These funds will enable our clinicians and researchers to advance the translation of science into new and improved cancer treatments. Ultimately, our goal is to make personalized cancer therapy the gold standard in oncology care.”