Saudi cancer association seeks nominations for Scientific, Humanitarian Awards

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Sanad Children's Cancer Support Association announced the call for nominations for Princess Adela Bint Abdullah Scientific and Humanitarian Awards in its third session.

The award has three categories: Scientific ; Humanitarian; and the Willpower and Determination.

A selection of doctors and experts in the field will evaluate the nominations.

The award aims to honor researchers in the field of paediatric cancer and treatment programs of paediatric tumors and individuals and institutions who support Sanad’s efforts to look after children with cancer, Princess Adela bint Abdullah, the chairman of Sanad, said.

She added that the award also honors children with strong willpower and also aims to encourage the children’s families for their patience in following through with the treatment amid trying circumstances.

Kingdom’s advanced services

Princess Adela commended the kingdom’s advanced healthcare services in terms of curing cancer patients and the presence of specialized centers that use modern equipment and provide advanced healthcare, thus raising the recovery rate to 90 percent.

Meanwhile, Muneera Al-Rakaf, the award manager, said the award is granted after nominees meet a certain set of conditions.

Some of the conditions are that the nominee must be a citizen or a resident of the kingdom, she said, adding that the award is significant because it’s an added value to serve those who run treatment programs for children with cancer and who treat cancer tumors in children.

Rakaf also said that the award’s rules were professionally set via a study of the award’s hierarchy as Sanad aims to develop efforts in treating cancer.

The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2017.

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