Perlmutter Cancer Center Receives Anonymous Gift of $75 Million for New Blood Cancer Center
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019
NYU Langone Health’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center recently announced the establishment of a Center for Blood Cancers that will house a new program for multiple myeloma care and research, along with its other blood cancer programs. The new center will significantly expand Perlmutter Cancer Center’s capacity to study and treat hematologic cancers.
This Center for Blood Cancers was made possible by a $75 million gift donated anonymously in support of Perlmutter Cancer Center’s campaign to enhance research and clinical space. The new center will expand services for patients, bolster new and ongoing research efforts, and provide expanded educational resources for students and faculty at NYU School of Medicine. Lab space and cell processing within the Center for Blood Cancers will be increased considerably, and infusion and exam rooms will be added to ensure efficient patient flow.
In addition to bolstering multiple myeloma research and care, the new center will expand research capabilities focusing on clinical trial recruitment and efforts to identify markers for different cancer types to recognize hematologic cancers at its earliest stages. Enhanced educational opportunities in this area will now be available as well for fellows at NYU School of Medicine.
“There is a pressing need for more research in the areas of early diagnosis and prevention of blood cancers,” stated Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, Director of Perlmutter Cancer Center. “As a nationally recognized cancer center, we are proud to continue to be on the leading edge of research and clinical care in this area. This gift will help us as attract new talent, leaders, and added expertise to further our mission to prevent and treat these deadly diseases.”