The City of McAllen and the UTRGV School of Medicine are teaming up to fight cancers that affect women.
Recently, city commissioners voted to pay the university’s school of medicine $1 million. The funds will towards a cancer immunology program based in McAllen. The money will be used to hire staff and new equipment for the research facility. It is expected to open in the fall.
Dr. John H. Krouse, Dean – UTRGV School of Medicine said, “Cervical cancer affects a large number of women in the valley. Often times, the women are not treated until later in the course of the disease. We would certainly like to be able to understand better how cervical cancer affects the population here in the valley.”
Mayor Jim Darling, City of McAllen, “I thought it was important that we do it and show that it can be an economic development, find a cure, and then of course it supports the university.”
Currently the City of McAllen has been the biggest donor for this project.