Family donates $1 million endowment for cancer research at TTUHS

Family donates $1 million endowment for cancer research at TTUHSC

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Texas Tech Health Sciences Center announced a $1 million endowment in cancer research.

The family of Celeste and Joe Fralick established the Childers-Fralick Basic Cancer Research Endowed Chair within the School of Medicine Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology.

Associate professor Kevin Pruitt is the recipient of endowed chair. His lab focuses on how specific proteins create epigenetic footprints in cancer cells that enable them to drive the overproduction of estrogen within tumors. 

Fralick says it was important to make this donation given her and her family's history of cancer.

"The research that's being done here at the health sciences center is so edgy and so important for the survivor of breast cancer, it was an easy decision," she said.

The donation is part of the ongoing Your Life, Our Purpose campaign which seeks to raise $150 million by 2019.

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