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Celgene Corporation Names Second Round of Celgene Cancer Care Links™ Program Grant Recipients

SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Grants include additional geographies, areas of focus and disease targets

Celgene Corporation (CELG) today announced an additional ten programs selected for funding under its Celgene Cancer Care Links™ program, an initiative designed to support healthcare capacity building in resource-constrained countries around the world. The program and initial grants were announced in December 2018.

The Celgene Cancer Care Links program is an activity of Celgene Global Health, which focuses on healthcare challenges facing patients in developing parts of the world. Programs support established institutions partnering with in-country medical centers that provide essential health and cancer care services including awareness and education, prevention, diagnosis and care.

“Celgene Cancer Care Links continues to provide critical support to organizations that are shaping healthcare practice in resource-constrained countries,” said Mark J. Alles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene. “Programs like this are the reason Celgene Global Health is such an important part of what we do for patients each day.”

Recipients of Celgene Cancer Care Links grants include:

 

Program Title

Organization

Partner Institution

Stroke Prevention in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania

Promoting Healthy Lives and Well-Being by Improving Access To and Quality of Pediatric Oncology Services in Myanmar

World Child Center, London, UK

Yangon Children’s Hospital, Mandalay Children’s Hospital, Myanmar

Implementing and Evaluating a Palliative Wound Care and Palliative Care Nursing Educational Program at Ocean Road Cancer Institute

University of California, San Francisco, CA

Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Tanzania

Development and Evaluation of a National Protocol to Treat Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Vietnam

University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam

Improving Cancer Care by Improving Pathology Services

INCTR, University of Basel, Switzerland

Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Abada, Ethiopia

A Joint Pediatric Hem-Onc Specialty Nursing and Pharmacy Training Program for Capacity Building in Lilongwe, Malawi

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi

Strengthening Clinical Capacity and Patient Navigation at Belize’s First Public Oncology Program

Global Oncology, Brookline, MA

Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, Belize

Optimizing Nephroblastoma Treatment Outcomes in Ugandan Children

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Hutchinson Centre Research Institute, Uganda

Promoting Education and Awareness of Pediatric Cancer in Botswana

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Botswana Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre, Botswana

Building a Culture of Care Quality Improvement at Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Butaro Cancer Center, Rwanda

 

“As the Celgene Cancer Care Links program progresses, we are pleased to see programs from new geographies and in new areas of disease participating,” said Joe Camardo, M.D., Senior Vice President, Global Health and Corporate Affairs Medical Strategy at Celgene. “These programs continue to be an important channel for healthcare capacity building in resource-constrained nations.”

About Celgene Cancer Care Links™

Celgene Cancer Care Links is a grant program to support health care capacity initiatives that enhance patient cancer care in resource-constrained countries. Celgene Cancer Care Links is a demonstration of Celgene's commitment to improving the lives of patients worldwide.

The Celgene Cancer Care Links program is also featured in Access Accelerated, a group of over 20 biopharmaceutical companies developing innovative and sustainable solutions to improve access to non-communicable disease treatment and care in low and middle-income countries. In addition to each company committing to do more with their individual programs, Access Accelerated also includes partnerships with the World Bank and the Union of International Cancer Control. Access Accelerated is part of the private sector’s commitment to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by 2030.

For more information on these programs, as well as Celgene’s Corporate Responsibility and Global Health efforts, please visit the following links:

http://www.celgene.com/responsibility/global-health/celgene-cancer-care-links/

http://www.AccessAccelerated.org

https://www.celgene.com/responsibility/global-health/

https://www.celgene.com/responsibility/

To read our latest Corporate Responsibility report, please visit https://www.celgene.com/content/uploads/Celgene-2019-CR-Report.pdf

About Celgene

Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through next-generation solutions in protein homeostasis, immuno-oncology, epigenetics, immunology and neuro-inflammation. For more information, please visit www.celgene.com. Follow Celgene on Social Media: @Celgene, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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