The gift, from Penn alumni Mindy and Jon Gray, will be used to establish the Basser Cancer Interception Institute, at the Basser Center for BRCA, part of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. The goal of the Institute is to move up the timeline of cancer treatment, “intercepting” various forms of the disease when abnormal BRCA1/2 cells develop — rather than relying on standard treatments like surgery, radiation or chemotherapy after a cancer has been detected.
Funding for the Institute from Mindy and Jon Gray will propel early detection and prevention of breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.
Jon and Mindy Gray’s gift will fund an institute focused on early detection of breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancers.
Mindy Gray and her husband, Blackstone president Jon Gray, gave the money in honor of Mindy’s sister Faith Basser.