who co-founded SDRCC in 1990 and is its president and CEO, said the gift will enhance the SDRCC position as one of the nation's leading cancer research centers pursuing biological approaches to cancer treatment.
In addition to expanding its scientific staff, SDRCC will add new laboratory space at its research facilities on Torrey Pines Mesa.
Kimmel was introduced to the SDRCC almost two years ago by Dick Butera, Kimmel's close friend from Philadelphia whose daughter, Annie, had been helped personally by Royston during her battle against a rare and virulent form of malignant sarcoma.
After studying, the various SDRCC programs, Kimmel began discussing the creation of a foundation to benefit cancer research.
In April, SDRCC scientists presented their discovery of a new approach to gene therapy at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research.
Based on preclinical findings, we believe the researchers at SDRCC may have isolated a T cell receptor peptide associated with the multiple sclerosis disease process," said Dennis J.
In 1993 SDRCC became an affiliate of Sharp Health Care, San Diego's largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider, to accelerate the clinical applications of cancer research.