The Wu Jieping Medical Foundation has made a gift of $100,000 to support research by Si-Yi Chen, MD, PhD, at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.

The gift will fund a pilot translational research project using next-generation DNA sequencing for personalized cancer therapy.

The foundation is a leading foundation in China established in 2002 in Beijing, China, under the administration of the Ministry of Health and in honor of Wu Jieping, a founder of modern China’s medicine and medical education.

Rong Shi, director, oncology division of the foundation said, “This is a first step toward a long-term collaboration with Professor Chen at USC Norris and the foundation.”