Anonymous Benefactor Creates Cancer Biology Professorship to Accelerate Breakthroughs

In December 2013, a generous, anonymous friend of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University made a $3 million transformative gift to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to create and endow the Steven T. Rosen, MD, Professorship in Cancer Biology. This prestigious academic position is named in honor of Dr. Rosen who served with distinction as director of the Lurie Cancer Center for 23 years before departing in January 2014 to become provost at City of Hope National Medical Center. 

Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD, Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin, and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology and interim director of the Lurie Cancer Center, is delighted and enormously grateful that a benefactor chose to honor Dr. Rosen and his great legacy. The Steven T. Rosen, MD, Professorship in Cancer Biology will provide resources in perpetuity to support the recruitment of a senior-level leader in cancer biology at Northwestern. Dr. Platanias shared, "This esteemed professorship and others like it are tremendous assets in our efforts to recruit and retain superb faculty and build a world-class intellectual environment here at Northwestern."

“This esteemed professorship and others like it are tremendous assets in our efforts to recruit and retain superb faculty and build a world-class intellectual environment here at Northwestern.”

- Dr. Leonidas C. Platanias