$10M Gift Will Support New Myeloma Research Center At Ohio State

A $10 million gift from the Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation will help The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCC – James) establish the Riney Family Foundation Myeloma Center for Advanced Research Excellence (Myeloma CARE), an innovative center that will focus on accelerating myeloma drug discovery and development projects.

The center is a collaboration between the OSUCCC – James Drug Development Institute and the Division of Hematology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The Riney gift, to be provided over two years, will boost drug discovery research designed to explore potential new treatments using specific molecular targets, including some identified by OSUCCC – James scientists. The center will be led by Don Benson, MD, PhD, a professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Hematology at the Ohio State College of Medicine, director of the Myeloma Program and member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James.

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