Peter Nygard proud of Breast Cancer Research Units

In Oct 2004 Peter Nygard was proud to announce the opening of their 2 new state-of-the-art Breast Cancer Research Units - The Nygård International Molecular Biology Breast Cancer Research Unit & Breast Cancer Tumour Bank - in the Manitoba Breast Cancer Research Centre, the ONLY one of its kind in the world. The global medical research studies taking place at these NYGÅRD Breast Cancer Research Units will benefit women worldwide.

World renowned scientists will work together to eradicate breast cancer. Their goal is to diagnose breast cancer earlier so they can target individual treatment to patients. The BREAST CANCER TUMOUR BANK currently houses more than 4,000 different types of breast cancer tumours. Researchers will also work to identify markers currently present in non cancer patient's blood and urine to determine if a test can be discovered that shows cancer markers that exist in the presence of tumours.

NYGÅRD has also established an endowment fund @ CancerCare Manitoba to fund ongoing research at our Breast Cancer Research Units. Donations can be made directly to the fund by contacting CancerCare Manitoba Foundation @ 204 787 4177 & specifying you would like your donation directed to the NYGÅRD MB Breast Tumour Bank Endowment Fund.