Nicholas gifts $1M for Froedtert-Medical College cancer research

Special to The Freeman

Oct. 14, 2013

MILWAUKEE – The Nicholas Family Foundation is hoping $1 million will bring new discoveries in cancer research and accelerate the time it takes to get those to patients.

The $1 million gift from the foundation will help push new research to patients at the new unit of the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center in Wauwatosa.

The foundation is a product of Milwaukee investment executive Ab Nicholas and will support early phase clinical trials.

The foundation’s latest gift contributes to a $5 million goal established by the Froedtert Hospital Foundation. More than $4 million has been raised to date.

The Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit is scheduled to open this week and will have five dedicated research beds that could be expanded to 15.