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Published August 18, 2011, 08:34 AM

Sanford Health unveils breast cancer initiative, including expanding Fargo center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health plans to build a new cancer center in Sioux Falls, S.D., and expand an existing one in Fargo, N.D., as part of a $100 million effort targeting breast cancer.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health plans to build a new cancer center in Sioux Falls, S.D., and expand an existing one in Fargo, N.D., as part of a $100 million effort targeting breast cancer.

The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Center will be named in honor of the mother of T. Denny Sanford, the Sioux Falls philanthropist who is providing the money for the effort. It will be built near the existing Sanford Cancer Center in Sioux Falls. In Fargo, the Roger Maris Cancer Center will be expanded.

Sanford says efforts to find a cure for breast cancer also will include new genetic research.

South Dakota native Mary Hart, the former longtime host of "Entertainment Tonight," will be the spokeswoman for the initiative.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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