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Leaving a legacy for "CNIO Friends"

Legacy donations are an important part of “CNIO Friends” funding and can substantially change our capabilities to continue supporting cancer research at the CNIO. Donations from legacy gifts allow “CNIO Friends” to establish sustained, long-term research programmes and to create internal funding initiatives that ensure the support of our scientists carrying out world-class cancer research. The contribution of a legacy to “CNIO Friends” has a major impact in supporting core research excellence over time, ensuring that new scientific discoveries reach cancer patients as quickly as possible.

Legacy gifts will make a difference to future generations so that new cancer drugs, novel advances in our understanding of how cancer progresses and improved tools to diagnose cancer, can be made available to cancer patients now and in the near future; 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their lives.

After you have provided for your family and friends, your legacy to “CNIO Friends” will greatly benefit society at large by contributing to support the cause against cancer.

We have so far received a very generous legacy that has allowed the creation of the “ERC Bridge Endowment”, whose goal is to provide financial support to researchers in the process of renewing a prestigious European Research Council Award. Other legacies can be added in the future to this programme or help support an entirely new research initiative.

If you wish to leave us a gift in your will to help us combat cancer, please let us know so we can help you with the process, should you need any assistance. You can reach us at or by phone at +34 91 732 80 00