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$5 Million Gift to Advance Ovarian Cancer Research


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David S. Alberts, MD

David S. Alberts, MD

The chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies has made a $5 million gift to the University of Arizona Cancer Center. The gift from Leonard A. Lauder supports the clinical and translational research of David S. Alberts, MD, an expert in the field of ovarian cancer research and treatment.

Dr. Alberts was instrumental in founding the Cancer Center in 1976. His National Cancer Institute–funded drug and diagnostics research has resulted in 18 patents and the cofounding of four Arizona-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. His work includes chemoprevention and treatment of breast, colon, ovarian, prostate, and skin cancers, but Dr. Alberts said, “Curing ovarian cancer has been my guiding light for more than 45 years.” 


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