JHU cancer research gets $20 million

December 01, 2006

A New York-based business executive is donating $20 million to support a new cancer research building on the Johns Hopkins University's East Baltimore medical campus.

The building will be named the David H. Koch Cancer Research Building, in honor of the donor, at ceremonies Monday. The 267,000-square-foot building on Orleans Street opened in March with 10 stories of office space and five floors of labs for cancer investigators focused on various types of cancer.

An connects the building with its twin, the Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building.

Koch lives in New York; he is a Hopkins trustee and vice president of Koch Industries Inc.

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