SUMMIT, NJ, December 5, 2017 – Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the launch of Celgene Cancer Care Links, a new grant program designed to support cancer healthcare capacity building in resource-constrained countries around the world. As part of this program, Celgene will collaborate with medical centers focused on enhancing patient care and building sustainable cancer care systems in resourceconstrained countries. Funding will be provided to approved programs in 2018.
“Celgene’s purpose is to change the course of human health through bold pursuits in science, and promise to always put patients first,” said Mark J. Alles, Chief Executive Officer at Celgene. “As an extension of that purpose, our hope is that Celgene Cancer Care Links will support improved cancer care in some of the world’s underserved areas.”
Applications will be accepted for programs to support medical centers in resource-constrained countries around the world that provide essential cancer care services, including oncology training, cancer prevention and detection, nursing programs, general medical support, pharmacy programs, and awareness and education initiatives. Interested organizations can visit http://www.celgene.com/responsibility/globalhealth/celgene-cancer-care-links/ for more information about the application process.
“Celgene Cancer Care Links aims to build capacity within cancer centers to better manage prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment to improve patient lives,” said Joe Camardo, MD, Senior Vice President, Global Health and Corporate Affairs Medical Strategy at Celgene.
Celgene Cancer Care Links is the latest addition to Celgene’s global health and corporate responsibility initiatives. For additional information on Celgene’s work in global health, visit http://www.celgene.com/ responsibility/global-health/. Celgene Cancer Care Links also supports Celgene’s commitment to Access Accelerated, a partnership 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.
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. For more information visit http://www.celgene.com/responsibility/global-health/celgene-cancer-care-links/.
About Access Accelerated
Access Accelerated is a partnership of over 20 biopharmaceutical companies working together to develop 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. More information at www.AccessAccelerated.org.
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