EXTON, Pa., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek®, Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Inc., announced today that it was recently awarded the Beacon Award from CancerCare, a national support services organization for people affected by cancer, for its support of CancerCare's educational programs for people facing lung and ovarian cancers. The two organizations have been working together to help patients and their families become aware of options available to help treat and manage these diseases. The award was presented at CancerCare's 28th Annual "Partnership in Hope" Dinner in New York City.
"We are honored to be recognized by CancerCare for our team's efforts in working closely with advocacy groups and patients to better understand how to better meet the clinical and emotional needs of patients with cancer," said Nicholas Nicolaides, President and Chief Executive Officer at Morphotek. "Our efforts reflect the philosophy of our team, instilled by our parent company, Eisai, whose human healthcare (hhc) mission is to pursue drug development that satisfies unmet medical needs in a manner that improves the well-being of patients worldwide. This award endorses our efforts in pursuing this mission."
"Morphotek's commitment to innovation cannot be understated," said CancerCare's Chief Executive Officer, Helen H. Miller. "We are grateful to Morphotek for their continued support of CancerCare's free educational programs, as it is vital for people affected by cancer to have access to the most up-to-date information about their diagnosis and its treatment options."
As part of its human healthcare (hhc) mission, the company seeks to proactively learn about the underlying causes of diseases and available approved/experimental therapies. Additionally, the company seeks to learn the patients' thoughts about their disease and treatments by working with key opinion leade
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