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The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation donates additional research funds to TGen
Date:7/26/2010

PHOENIX, Ariz. July 26, 2010 The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation continues its fight against advanced breast cancer with a $50,000 donation to the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), for a total contribution over two years of $300,000.

In addition, the Mountains of Hope Foundation recently gave an additional $60,000 to Ohio's University Hospitals (UH) Ireland Cancer Center, bringing the total donated during the past year to $110,000.

"Our sole mission is to enable research that allows for earlier diagnosis and better treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer," said Allen J. Gula, Chairman of the Mountains of Hope Foundation. "Collaborative relationships, such as those we've fostered among renowned research and medical institutions, including TGen and UH Ireland Cancer Center, help to further the Foundation's efforts to ensure the research gets into the hands of those who stand to benefit the most the patients."

TGen continues to make significant strides by conducting groundbreaking research into the genetic components of common and complex diseases, including advanced breast cancer. Recent contributions from the Mountains of Hope Foundation were matched with other donations to the TGen Foundation, the fundraising arm of the non-profit biomedical research institute. That combination has enabled bioinformatics expertise to accelerate TGen's project to Molecularly Characterize Circulating Tumor Cells in Stage IV breast cancer patients.

"The latest donation from the Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation will add enormously to our ability to turn genomic discoveries in the research laboratory into evidence-based approaches to treat breast cancer patients with advanced disease," said Dr. Heather Cunliffe, who leads TGen's Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Unit. "The tremendous amount of data generated by high resolution genomics research poses a significant computat
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Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

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