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Gov. Perry helps unveil new cancer center

Gov. Perry helps unveil new cancer center
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 5:03am

HOUSTON- Gov. Rick Perry was diverting from the GOP presidential trail for a home state appearance as the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is announcing a new facility in

Perry on Monday was joining officials from the medical school, which is part of Houston's famed Texas Medical Center, to unveil the new Institute for Applied Cancer Center.

It's to be directed by Dr. Giulio Draetta, who's been chief research business development officer and deputy director at the Harvard University-based Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer

The Belfer Institute's director, Dr. Ronald DePinho, in September took over as president at MD Anderson.

DePinho's wife, Dr. Linda Chin, who was scientific director at Belfer before joining the MD Anderson faculty, will assume a similar post at the new Houston center.


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