- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is donating $247,000 to a research project that is sequencing the genetic tissue of cancer patients.

Duncan’s donation to the San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project was announced Monday.

The project involves researchers and surgeons who are collecting tumor tissue of the 10 most common cancers in San Antonio. The project says researches will link the genetic information of patients with cancer to their survival and treatment.

Researchers then plan to release that data for others to study.

Duncan said the project is an example of work “strictly for the greater good of curing cancer.”

Duncan’s mother died of breast cancer when he was a teenager.

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