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Ohio school gets $1M gift for cancer survivorship program

February 15, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — A $1 million gift will be used to develop a cancer survivorship program at the University of Cincinnati

The gift from The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation will increase survivorship education for health professionals. It also will further develop programs promoting health and better quality of life for patients during and after cancer treatment and increase research into cancer survivorship.

The American Cancer Society says there are more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States.

The Schiff’s daughter-in-law, Beth Schiff, is a two-time cancer survivor. She says cancer survivors have unique health issues that need to be monitored and addressed.

Schiff says the program will provide additional training for health care professionals to help them more readily recognize side effects of cancer treatment.

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