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Republic Services Donates Coloring Books to Children's Minnesota

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Republic Services Minnesota employees were honored and humbled to present a donation check and educational recycling coloring books to @childrensmn in support of the organizations Cancer Kids Fund. #Community

Watch: Healthcare Access Pioneer Doc Mae on Making a Difference for Children with Cancer

New short film by Sandoz, a Novartis Division, celebrates the work of Dr. “Doc” Mae Dolendo, a Pediatric Oncologist in the Philippines who has dedicated her life to treating children with cancer and finding ways to overcome healthcare access challenges
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Dr. “Doc” Mae Dolendo is a Pediatric Oncologist at the Southern Philippines Medical Center. She has dedicated her life to treating children with cancer and finding new ways to overcome the healthcare access challenges children, families and healthcare professionals face on the island of Mindanao. Doc Mae’s work is supported by World Child Cancer and Sandoz. Sandoz is proud to support healthcare access pioneers like Doc Mae.

Sandoz Expands Partnership with World Child Cancer, to Help Children Access Treatment in Four Developing Countries

Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
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  • Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
  • In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low as 10%
  • Sandoz is committed to working with key stakeholders to pioneer novel ways of expanding access to healthcare
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  • Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
  • In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low as 10%
  • Sandoz is committed to working with key stakeholders to pioneer novel ways of expanding access to healthcare

Making Sure No Young Woman Faces Breast Cancer Alone

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women ages 15–39 living in the U.S., with more than 12,000 new cases each year. Although breast cancer in young women is rare, there are more than 250,000 women living in the United States today who were diagnosed under age 40. In addition to differences in the disease itself, young women also face unique psychosocial challenges as a result of cancer and its treatment, including issues around mental health, career, fertility, parenting and more.

Pediatric Oncology in Africa: A Sanofi Espoir Foundation Partnership

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From April 5-8, Sanofi will participate in the 12th Continental Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP), organized this year on the African continent, in Morocco.

This meeting represents an important opportunity for health professionals and companies to meet and exchange on the issue of access to care in Africa.

Fighting Cancer at the Summit

Whirlpool employees find ways to raise money for Relay for Life
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by Tony Witkowski

Larry Ward climbs mountains to combat cancer.

In the last five years, he and his team – who refer to themselves as Climbing for Cancer – have reached the top of the tallest mountains in nearly all 50 states.

The motivation came when Ward gave his $1,000 nonrefundable deposit to an outfitter who would help him climb Mount Denali in Alaska.

Cancer in the Community: Understanding and Addressing Cultural Forces

By Chris Boerner, President and Head of U.S. Commercial
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Over the past four decades, we have seen an unprecedented increase in cancer care innovation.

While only half of diagnosed cancer patients survived beyond five years in the 1970s, more than two-thirds do today. As a result, there are now a record 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. 

February 4 & 15: World Cancer Days

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The global health community has made great strides towards addressing cancer in the past decade. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that this progress reaches low and lower middle income countries: more than 60% of the world’s total new annual cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. These regions account for 70% of the world’s cancer deaths1.

First Comprehensive Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Initiative Launched in Africa

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  • Government of Botswana announces new public-private partnership to treat children with cancer and blood disorders
  • The $100 million initiative to create a pediatric hematology-oncology treatment network and care infrastructure is supported by $50 million donation from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and matched by $50 million in additional philanthropy 
  • Partnership includes Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi
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  • Government of Botswana announces new public-private partnership to treat children with cancer and blood disorders
  • The $100 million initiative to create a pediatric hematology-oncology treatment network and care infrastructure is supported by $50 million donation from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and matched by $50 million in additional philanthropy 
  • Partnership includes Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi

First Comprehensive Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Initiative Launched in Africa

Summary: 
  • Government of Botswana announces new public-private partnership to treat children with cancer and blood disorders
  • The $100 million initiative to create a pediatric hematology-oncology treatment network and care infrastructure is supported by $50 million donation from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and matched by $50 million in additional philanthropy 
  • Partnership includes Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi
Press Release
  • Government of Botswana announces new public-private partnership to treat children with cancer and blood disorders
  • The $100 million initiative to create a pediatric hematology-oncology treatment network and care infrastructure is supported by $50 million donation from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and matched by $50 million in additional philanthropy 
  • Partnership includes Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi

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