The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has received $100,000 to fund a clinical trial of a new drug for the treatment of sarcoma, with an emphasis on osteosarcoma.

The gift comes from a foundation established in memory of David Andrew Maddan, who battled osteosarcoma for three years before his death in 2008. During that time, Maddan told his parents he wanted to establish a nonprofit organization to assist other young adults with cancer.

To fulfill his dream, his friends and family established the David Andrew “Pooh” Maddan Foundation, which also uses the name DAM-CANCER Foundation. It provides grants to young adult cancer patients struggling with the cost of living expenses during their treatments.

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