Navigation Links
Khalifa Foundation grants MD Anderson $150 million for cancer research
Date:1/19/2011

HOUSTON - The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation is granting $150 million to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to support genetic-analysis based research, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Foundation, and Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., Chancellor of The University of Texas System, recently witnessed the ceremonial signing.

Signed by Ahmed Juma Al Za'abi, Deputy Chairman of the Foundation, and John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, the agreement calls for establishing the Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care at MD Anderson. The 600,000 square-foot facility will house the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy and the Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The grant also will fund three distinguished university chairs named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for oncology, the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for medical or scientific discipline dedicated to cancer research and the Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for scientific and medical knowledge in cancer research.

The grant will also fund a group of fellowships every year.

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Cigarroa said the grant will impact the speed with which discoveries can occur and cures can be found.

Mendelsohn described the grant as the largest in the history of MD Anderson.

He added that the grant will ultimately enable MD Anderson to offer a new level of personalized treatment to the more than 30,000 patients seen each year.

The mission of MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


'/>"/>

Contact: DeDe DeStefano
ddestefano@mdanderson.org
713-792-0664
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 12 top young scientists
2. Elsevier Foundation announces 2010 grants for libraries in developing countries
3. Oral Cancer Foundation founder named Survivor Circle Award winner
4. ASTRO, Emilio Nares Foundation join to promote cancer survivorship
5. Sophies Voice Foundation helps children with spina bifida
6. The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation donates additional research funds to TGen
7. The Kristen Renee Foundation Continues to Fight for Frederick, MD for Answers from the EPA and Fort Deterick
8. State of the Art Hospital for Rural Kenya Announced by California Foundation
9. Damon Runyon and Doris Duke Foundations announce partnership to support physician-scientists
10. Outstanding high school students receive AGA Foundation 2010 Student Research Fellowship Awards
11. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.1M to 8 top young clinical investigators
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ... AnzuMedical™ Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Platform™ , today announced a joint initiative ... to launch in July 2016 and will be a combined effort between ASAPS, ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 28, 2016 , ... A first-time look at workers’ compensation claims in Kentucky ... Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced, and that costs per claim were stable ... 16th Edition , found that indemnity costs per claim and benefit delivery expenses per ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Metabolic Nutrition today announced the upcoming launch of ... Games Get Fit and Sports Expo in Orlando, Florida. Attended by pro ... April 29-30, was selected as the perfect event to introduce the highly anticipated GlycoLoad. ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 28, 2016 , ... Denise McCormick Baich had written poetry dating back to her childhood, but ... like a tsunami and took on a more spiritual tone. The desire to put the ... more with it than just file it away. Friends would ask her how she wrote ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... emergency dental care as soon as possible is essential when it comes to dental ... may make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Toothaches, knocked-out teeth, chipped ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016  ValGenesis, Inc., the market leader ... today announced that a prominent world provider ... chronic kidney failure has selected ValGenesis Validation ... validation process. The global medical device manufacturer ... manage their validation processes electronically. Upon completion ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... April 27, 2016  Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... results for the fiscal second quarter ended March ... of $0.24 increased 41.2%, and non-GAAP diluted EPS ... increased 5.8% on a reported basis, and 6.3% ... "We posted another good quarter, highlighted by 14.6% ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... Including 42% Growth in Recurring Consumable Sales  ... Mauna Kea Technologies (Euronext: MKEA, OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor ... announced its sales for the first quarter ended March ... and the execution of its commercial strategy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: