U of Texas Health renames cancer center after donors of $25M gift

The University of Texas Health San Antonio received a $25 million gift from the Mays Family Foundation to advance cancer care at the facility, reports KHOU.com.

The Mays Family Foundation previously gifted $5 million in 2015 to establish a presidential chair for the director of the cancer center at UT Health. The new contribution brings their total legacy donation to UT Health to $30 million.

To honor the Mays' donation, the facility will rename the cancer institute the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio.

The latest donation will not only establish an endowment to continue supporting the director of the cancer center, but will also create the Mays Cancer Center Excellence Endowment to support top priorities at the cancer institute. In addition, the gift will help create 10 permanent endowed chairs to support faculty recruitment. 

"This legacy contribution from the Mays Family Foundation will provide vital support for top-quality cancer care, innovative cancer research, investment in new drug discovery, and support for educating and training the next generation of leaders in cancer," Mays Cancer Center Director Ruben Mesa, MD, told KHOU.com.

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