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Jacobses fund head, neck cancer research

La Jolla philanthropists Irwin and Joan Jacobs have given a $6.5 million gift to UC San Francisco for head and neck cancer research. It is believed to be the largest private U.S. gift for research supporting this disease.

The gift will establish two distinguished professorships at UC San Francisco for head and neck cancer research, one in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and one in the Department of Radiation Oncology.