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UI Cancer Center receives gift from VFW Ladies' Auxiliary

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Ladies' Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has made another contribution to the University of Iowa Cancer Center for cancer research. This year the auxiliary gave $4,000 to help fund the work of Dr. Raymond Hohl, associate professor of internal medicine in the UI College of Medicine.

Abby Waller of Eddyville, president of the Auxiliary, presented the check May 1 to Hohl and Dr. Robert Wallace, director of the UI Cancer Center.

Hohl's research focuses on treatments for brain cancer, which was the eighth leading cause of cancer death in Iowa last year.

The funds are raised by the 14,000 auxiliary members from throughout Iowa for specific causes, such as cancer research. The gift was made through the UI Foundation, the preferred channel of giving to the UI.