CHICAGO, May 27, 2009 — Northwestern Memorial Foundation today announced the inception of the William W. Wirtz Cancer Innovation Fund, a new initiative in support of continued research and clinical advancements within the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  The late William W. Wirtz designated more than $19.5 million to seed the program prior to his passing in 2007.  This generous commitment from the well-known businessman, sportsman, and philanthropic contributor was recently made public. 

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