Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation – Global (Registered in Lebanon), signed a memorandum of understanding “MOU” with The EORTC Charitable Trust, in which H.R.H. Princess Astrid of Belgium is the Honorary President, for the benefit of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).
The Alwaleed Foundation has partnered with EORTC and supported the initiation phase of the project “Towards the Improvement of the Outcome of Patients with Acute Leukemia”, a currently fatal disease, through high quality research that enables a better understanding of the disease at the molecular level.
The supported project was selected by a panel of leading experts, against strong competition, to be presented by EORTC at The Annual Congress of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans, early this month.
The EORTC was founded as an international organization under Belgian law in 1962 by eminent oncologists working in the main cancer research institutes of the EU countries and Switzerland. The aims of (EORTC) are to develop, conduct, coordinate, and stimulate translational and clinical research in Europe to improve the management of cancer and related problems by increasing survival but also patient quality of life.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations are involved in a wide spectrum of humanitarian and philanthropic activities in more than 83 countries. Their main focus areas have been established around strategic initiatives, ranging from Disaster Relief and Community Development, to Women and Youth Empowerment, as well as Promoting Intercultural Understanding.