Gerhard Andlinger is a cancer survivor who dedicates a significant portion of his charitable efforts to supporting the fight against the disease. In 2000, he and his family gave generously to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology.

Mr. Andlinger is also a trustee of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he established the Arntraud C. Andlinger Memorial Research Fund.