The University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center is set to receive a $550,000 donation from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.
The foundation has donated nearly $4 million to the center since 1996.
Officials say the money will be used to help recruit and retain researchers in hopes of obtaining more high-profile grants.
The University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center employs more than 330 physicians and researchers who help treat more than 5,000 patients annually.
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