Mar 8, 2023 - News

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban donate to cancer research at VUMC

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban on a red carpet.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban in 2018. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Nashville residents Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban made "a generous financial gift" to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center that will support clinical trials that could lead to better breast cancer treatments.

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the donation Tuesday. The amount was not disclosed.

What she's saying: "My experience of watching a parent or another loved one battle cancer is something that far too many people have had to endure," Kidman said in a statement. "I am fortunate to have had my mother with me all these years since."

  • "Keith and I are making this gift in the hope that more people will have more years to enjoy life with the people they love."

Between the lines: Dr. Vandana Abramson, the co-leader of Vanderbilt-Ingram's breast cancer research program, is working on multiple fronts of research for breast cancer treatments.

  • Abramson said in a statement that these kinds of donations "support emerging therapies that start out as ideas in a laboratory or an examination room."
  • "If we didn't have this kind of support, those ideas would never take root and become clinical trials and ultimately lead to better, less toxic treatments and more cures."

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