Weill Cornell Medical College gets $75M gift

NEW YORK (AP) — Weill Cornell Medical College has received a $75 million gift to expand its cancer research and care programs.

The donation was made by Sandra and Edward Meyer.

The school's cancer research center will be named the Sandra and Edward Cancer Center. Weill Cornell's flagship Manhattan building also will bear their name and will be called the Sandra and Edward Meyer Research and Education Building.

Edward Meyer is chairman of the investment firm Ocean Road Advisors, Inc. He's the former president and CEO of Grey Global Group, an advertising, marketing and communications company.

He's also a graduate of Cornell University.

The college says the gift will enable Weill Cornell to pursue groundbreaking cancer therapies.

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