COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) -- Pelotonia announces it is making a more than $100 million donation toward cancer research at Ohio State University.
The non-profit says the $102.2 million donation will establish a Pelotonia Institute of Immuno-Oncology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Care Center.
The PIIO is expected to focus solely on immuno-oncology research that harnesses the body's immune system to fight cancer.
Pelotonia says this donation will be a five-year pledge that is the largest in the cancer center's history.
“The OSUCCC – James is a pillar of strength at Ohio State and in our community,” said Ohio State President Dr. Michael Drake. “Through the cancer center, we conduct multi-disciplinary research spanning medicine, engineering, food science, public health and other disciplines in the health sciences. This transformative Pelotonia gift will allow for an entirely new level of collaboration, research and discovery at our university – a level only possible at a comprehensive institution like Ohio State.”
The PIIO will be located on the 5th floor of the BioMedical Research Tower. Ohio State expects to add 32 additional staff over the next five years to work in the PIIO.