CSU's Flint Animal Cancer Center receives $10M donation from Carnation Milk Company heirs

By: InnovatioNews Friday January 31, 2014 0 comments Tags: Brett Stuart, Dr. Rodney Page, Fort Collins, Nan Stuart

FORT COLLINS - A family of devoted dog-lovers concerned about cancer has pledged $10 million to the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center, CSU announced.

The gift comes from the Hadley and Marion Stuart Foundation, established by heirs to the founder of the Carnation Milk Products Company, which was acquired by Nestle in 1985.

Longmont siblings Nan and Brett Stuart made the donation on behalf of the foundation. The gift is the single-largest contribution in the history of CSU's animal cancer center.

Since 1983, the Stuart family has provided about $22 million for the cancer center's research and clinical treatment of canine cancers.

The center has grown to house the world's largest group of scientists studying cancer in pets with potential new approaches in human cancer treatment, CSU said.

"This level of support sets the cancer center on a sustainable path as a leading innovator in translational cancer research and patient care," said Dr. Rodney Page, center director. "It creates possibilities for pursuing exciting opportunities in cancer care and cancer research in perpetuity."

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