Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Kelly McMasters, announced on October
17, the Owen’s Wish Fund for Cancer Immunotherapy Research of the J. Graham Brown
His son Owen died February 15, 2016 following a courageous four-year battle with
"Owen died of leukemia knowing that the science that could have cured him of his
cancer was right at our doorstep," McMasters said. "Owen’s wish was that no other
children (or adults) would have to endure the ravages of cancer and its treatment
without a meaningful chance to be cured."
Cancer immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment of many types of cancer by
harnessing the power of the human body's immune system to eradicate cancer. The
Owen’s Wish Fund will allow the Brown Cancer Center to develop a world-class group
of scientists and physicians dedicated to advancing the field of cancer immunotherapy
and providing state-of-the-art immunotherapy care for patients in our region.
To donate, please visit https://uoflbrowncancercenter.org/owens-wish.