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Nike founder pledges $100 million for OHSU cancer institute

Oregon Health & Science University today announced that Philip H. and Penny Knight have pledged to give $100 million to the OHSU Cancer Institute. The Nike founder's gift - the largest in the history of OHSU - represents a critical step toward achieving the cancer institute's ambitious goal to make Oregon's cancer death rate the lowest in the nation.

In recognition of the transformational impact the donors' generosity will have on the treatment of cancer, OHSU will rename its cancer institute -- the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated center -- the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

OHSU researchers are regular participants in the SPIE Biomedical Optics symposium each January at Photonics West. Many are conference chairs, program committee members, and contributing authors to the event in all areas of biomedical optics research.

Full press release from Oregon Health & Science University.