Nita M. Ambani Invited to Join the Global War Against Cancer


MUMBAI: Nita M. Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, has been invited to join the Board of Visitors of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, which through seven decades of painstaking research and patient care has been committed to Making Cancer History.

While inviting her to join the Board, Melvyn N. Klein, Chairman of the Board of MD Anderson Cancer Centre said, “By giving your time, talents and treasure, you will help advance the institution’s mission to eliminate cancer – and ultimately make a significant difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.” Smt. Ambani is the first Indian and the second Asian to join the Board of MD Anderson.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is widely acclaimed as the world’s premier cancer centre, with a commitment to rapidly translate scientific knowledge into better cancer therapies and prevention strategies and improved quality of life for patients and survivors. Its 20,000 strong employees are working with dedication to saving lives. Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, which was rededicated to the city of Mumbai last week by the Prime Minister Shri.

Narendra Modi, has Oncology as a thrust area. Latest equipment that can help early detection and cure cancer, coupled with nuclear medicine, will help doctors treat cancer patients quickly and with reduced pain. Both Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will collaborate to work in the area on Oncology and bring to India latest research findings and discoveries to give patients in India high quality treatment and care here.

Accepting the invitation from the MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Smt. Ambani said, “I feel privileged to join the Board of Visitors of MD Anderson Cancer Center and look forward to both learning from and contributing to its exemplary mission of making cancer history.

Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre will draw on the expertise and capabilities of this remarkable institution, and work towards providing better care for cancer patients in India and bringing about ground-breaking research to eventually defeat cancer.”

Reliance Foundation

Foundation aims to play a catalytic role in addressing the nation’s development challenges through innovative and sustainable solutions with its focus on five core pillars: Rural Transformation, Education, Health, Urban Renewal, and Promotion and protection of India’s Arts, Culture and Heritage. Nita M. Ambani is the Chairperson of Reliance Foundation and the guiding spirit behind the Foundation’s ambitious vision of becoming the leading vehicle for social development, empowering the underprivileged and infusing social transformation in India. Reliance Foundation reaches out to over 5,500 villages and various urban locations across India.

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