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Sanad Invests SR1 million to Support Child Cancer Patients in KSA

RiyadhAn investment of SR1 million research grants in the field of children’s cancer was announced in by the Riyadh based Children’s Cancer Support Society . Dr. Haifa bint Abdul Kareem Al-Watban, Sanad board member and chief of the home healthcare program at the King Abdul Aziz Medical Center in Riyadh said “The grant comes under the society’s scientific research grant program which has been successfully running for the fourth consecutive year. The amount can be increased to encourage more good research proposals if there is a case for it. We receive proposals through the society e-mail: board@sanad.org”.

So that, the deadline becomes Aug. 20 instead of July 14 allowing submitting more researchers. Dr. Haifa added “Saudi as well as expatriate researchers can apply, but expatriates should be resident in the Kingdom. The only criterion that needs to meet is competency in scientific research and that the research work must be done in the Kingdom”. Suggestions for clinical research among children’s cancer is the main purpose. According to Al-Watban, five proposals for 2011/12 are already approved by Sanad scientific research grant committee.

Sanad is an active charitable society that supports child cancer patients and their families across through increasing awareness and financial support. Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation offered help to the society this week to sponsor its women events. The society latest statistics pointed out that there are about 1,000 cases of child cancer cases in the Kingdom. Early diagnosis and treatment and the use of advanced methods can help in healing more than 80% of those children.

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