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Mylan donates €1M to the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mylan has announced a €1 million donation to the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, a new national cancer center currently being built in Utrecht, the Netherlands.  

The donation from Mylan will support the Princess Máxima Center in its mission of treating and curing children with cancer by enhancing research efforts and supporting patients and their families while at the center for treatment.

Mylan Executive Chairman Robert J. Coury said, “Mylan’s mission is to set new standards in healthcare and provide access to high quality medicine to patients around the world; however, our mission starts with the communities in which we operate, and we have had the privilege to serve customers and patients in the Netherlands for more than 17 years. The mission of the Princess Máxima Center is closely aligned with Mylan’s and I would like to commend Prof. Pieters for his vision and leadership in raising the standard of care for cancer in the Netherlands and ensuring children with cancer have equal access to the best care available.”

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said, “Every two days a child dies from cancer in the Netherlands and one in four children does not survive their fight with this disease. Through our commitment to providing access to oncology medications to patients around the world, we strive to do our part to help treat and cure cancer, and we believe our partnership with The Princess Máxima Center is just one of the ways we can go beyond medicine to deliver better health for a better world.”

Professor Pieters, member of the board of the Princess Máxima Center, said, “We are grateful to Mylan for their generous support of the Princess Máxima Center, which is focused on treating children with cancer using the best possible methods, while also preventing the development of negative side effects in young patients, both now and over the long term. By bringing together expertise in care and research in the Princess Máxima Center, the Netherlands will become a leader in the field of pediatric oncology both in Europe and globally. It is a position that will help us fulfill our ambition: to cure every child with cancer. I am delighted that our collaboration with Mylan will further support the care we provide and our continued research.”

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