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$1.3 million gift to create UC pancreatic cancer research fund

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The University of Cincinnati will create a pancreatic cancer research fund thanks to a $1.3 million gift, UC Health announced on Monday.

Steven Goldman Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research Endowed Fund will be used to drive research in the field on pancreatic cancer, which kills 40,000 people each year.

The donation was made by the family of UC graduate Steven Goldman, who passed away nearly 30 years go.

“Unfortunately, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer hasn't really changed in the last 30 years,” said Michael Goldman, Steven's brother. “This permanent endowment will be used to uncover clues about pancreatic cancer and hopefully ways to stop its development.”

Pancreatic cancer has few treatments and poor outcomes for patients, according to UC Health. In addition to new findings about the disease's development and progression, reps say the fund will assist recruitment of world-renowned faculty in the pancreatic cancer research field.

Using the $1.3 million, the UC Cancer Institute will annually solicit grant applications from research faculty for the Steven Goldman Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant.

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