Dana-Farber Cancer Institute gets $16.5M gift

Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute received a $16.5 million gift to support multiple myeloma research and care.

The gift, from Paula and Rodger Riney of St. Louis, will establish the Riney Family Multiple Myeloma Initiative.

Mr. Riney was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2015 and treated in St. Louis at the Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

In 2018, Ken Anderson, MD, a program director at Dana-Farber's Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, joined as an adviser on Mr. Riney's care team

"We are deeply grateful to the Riney family for this inspired gift that will quickly advance our knowledge of multiple myeloma. While we have made significant strides in treating multiple myeloma, this initiative provides an opportunity to accelerate the most promising strategies and meaningfully extend remissions," said Laurie  Glimcher, MD, president and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  

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