Donors raise $30M for pediatric brain cancer center at U-M


ANN ARBOR — Donors have raised $30 million to establish a pediatric brain cancer research center at University of Michigan named for the late grandson of retired football coach Lloyd Carr.

Officials said the Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center is being created to research and treat brain cancer, including the disease that claimed the 5-year-old's life in 2015.

Chad died 14 months after being diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, among the most lethal types of brain tumors.

The money was raised by thousands of people.

The ChadTough Foundation announced the fundraising marker for the center over the weekend with Michigan Medicine.

University researchers' work includes a study using tissue from Chad's tumor. It uncovered the role of a genetic mutation in the cancer's fatal course.

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