How John Wayne Cancer Institute Makes Healing and Health Possible for Millions of Cancer Patients Worldwide

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How John Wayne Cancer Institute Makes Healing and Health Possible for Millions of Cancer Patients Worldwide

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The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John's Health Center has been shaping a vital future for cancer patients and their families for more than 30 years. In this post from our Shape the Future Blog Series, this internationally recognized leader in basic, translational and clinical cancer research shares how the Institute has changed the way cancer is detected, diagnosed and treated worldwide.

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In 1979, John Wayne – one of the world’s most popular movie heroes – was fighting stomach cancer. He was known for playing men who were larger than life, straight shooters who refused to run away from a fight. The real John Wayne never ran away from a fight either. And that’s how he faced cancer – head on and helping others.

John Wayne had an amazing partner in the fight for his life, the late Donald L. Morton, MD. Dr. Morton was a world-renowned pioneer in the development of immunotherapy cancer drugs. Before his death, John Wayne made it clear that he wanted his name to be used to help benefit cancer patients everywhere.  Today, his name lives on through the groundbreaking cancer research and teaching at the Institute. 

To this day the Wayne family honors their father’s legacy with their unwavering support and generosity. They work tirelessly to encourage other generous people, including donors who give through their employer's workplace giving campaign, to join them to make this life saving research possible.

Here are some accomplishments made possible by our generous donors:

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