TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the University Health Network's
(UHN) Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) and the King Hussein Cancer
Center (KHCC), Amman, Jordan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU), which will begin discussions about an international partnership
and shared vision of delivering advanced, world-class cancer care.
"This is an opportunity to share expertise in clinical research, support
innovation in cancer education programs and collaborate on future
research projects that will benefit cancer patients on a global scale,"
said Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer
Centre, University Health Network.
At a public ceremony hosted at The Princess Margaret, the two
internationally acclaimed cancer centres signed the MOU, establishing
the principal areas of focus for the partnership, including: working
together to enhance academic and research opportunities at both
organizations, sharing best practices in cancer care diagnostics and
therapeutics, exploring joint ventures in clinical practice, and
promoting e-health and new distance education initiatives.
Signing the MOU on behalf of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN,
was Dr. Robert Bell, President and CEO of UHN and Dr. Mary
Gospodarowicz, Medical Director of the cancer program. Signing on
behalf of the King Hussein Cancer Center and Foundation was Her Royal
Highness, Princess Dina Mired.
"Our organizations have a common purpose and vision," said Dr. Bell.
"That is to share best practices in all aspects of cancer care and
research which inform tomorrow's clinical practice. This MOU says that
we will support each other's efforts in achieving global impact and
delivering the best care possible to our patients."
About the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and its research arm, Ontario Cancer
Institute, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research
Institute, have achieved an international reputation as global leaders
in the fight against cancer and delivering personalized cancer
medicine. The Princess Margaret, one of the top five international
cancer research centres, is a member of the University Health Network,
which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital
and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. All are research hospitals
affiliated with the University of Toronto. For more information, visit:
www.theprincessmargaret.ca or www.uhn.ca.
About the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC)
The King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) is the only specialized cancer
center in the Middle East treating both adult and pediatric patients.
Founded in 1997, KHCC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit
comprehensive center dedicated entirely to cancer care. It has a
capacity of 148 beds and currently treats more than 2,300 new patients
per year. www.khcc.jo/
Image with caption: "Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network (UHN) and the King Hussein Cancer Center are (l to r) Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, Dr. Robert Bell, President and CEO of UHN and Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director of the cancer program. (CNW Group/Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130613_C7711_PHOTO_EN_28018.jpg
SOURCE: Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
For further information:
Erica Di Maio
Public Affairs & Communications
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN
Associate Director, Public Relations
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation