oncology

National Cancer Institute

Breast cancer patients at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville may soon be receiving tailor-made treatments thanks to a large donation from an Amelia Island couple. 

The $5 million gift from Cecilia and Dan Carmichael is helping fund Mayo’s new Individualized Medicine Clinic in Jacksonville.

The impetus for the contribution, says 67-year-old Cecilia Carmichael, was her 2008 breast cancer diagnosis by Mayo Clinic doctors. 

"Because, of course, when you have breast cancer, you immediately start thinking about your children and grandchildren,” she said.