Dan L. Duncan, founder and majority owner of Enterprise Products Partners LP, and his wife, Jan, are donating $35 million to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The donation is the second largest in M.D. Anderson’s history; in 2007 Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens donated $50 million. With the Duncans’ gift, which will be allotted over 10 years, M.D. Anderson plans to establish the Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment. Duncan is a prostate cancer survivor, and his father died of leukemia. Duncan’s his first wife died of breast cancer and his second died of ovarian cancer. The Duncans in 2006 donated $100 million to the Baylor College of Medicine for its cancer center in Houston, which was renamed the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center. Duncan is considered Houston’s wealthiest resident. He has a net worth of $7.9 billion and was ranked 117th on Forbes Magazine‘s 2008 list of the world’s richest people.

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