Dell Donates More Than $10 Million to Support Global Children’s Cancer Care and Research
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Dell is donating more than $10 million in its current fiscal year to support children’s cancer research, and address the needs of children and families worldwide undergoing treatment. Through these global Powering the Possible grants, Dell is working with 10 nonprofit organizations, building on its multi-year commitment of technology, funds and team-member volunteerism to support .
Dell announced a partnership with the (TGen) and the (NMTRC) in 2011 to support the world’s first FDA-approved personalized medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer. In that trial, a Dell high-performance computing system reduced the time needed to analyze pediatric cancer tumor cells from a week to less than a day. Dell’s donation this year includes cloud-computing technology that will enable doctors to collaborate virtually, identify personalized treatment and begin administering it within days — a process that before took months. And with these improvements, physicians are expanding the number of children participating in the ground-breaking trial.
Dell is working with around the world to address patients’ physical, mental and emotional needs as they undergo treatment. These projects include:
In observation of in the United States, Dell this month also collaborated with to raise awareness of the deadly disease neuroblastoma — the most common cancer in infants, accounting for roughly 15 percent of all childhood-cancer deaths. This fall, people visiting Dell’s campaign at can watch a video to learn how technology is accelerating pediatric cancer treatment. Dell will donate $1 for every viewer, up to $30,000, to the , a U.S. network of cancer trials conducted by researchers and oncologists pioneering new therapies for children.
“Every day in a child’s life is precious — that’s why technology that can accelerate cancer treatment is so important. We’re honored to bring our technology, team member support and funding to help the fight against childhood cancer. In partnership with families, nonprofits and the medical community, we know Dell can make a difference.”
“It is critical for people to understand childhood cancers, because doctors are finding more breakthroughs, and children are surviving. There was a time if your child was diagnosed with cancer, they’d say, ‘I’m sorry, there is nothing that we can do, so go home and enjoy your time.’ That is not the case now. Thanks to technology, doctors can look at Brooke’s DNA sequencing and study her genomics and within 10 days say, ‘Here are her top five drugs that we believe will turn her cancer off.’”
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the Possible is Dell’s commitment to put technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Dell works with nonprofits to address pressing social issues by donating a combination of Dell technologies and solutions, funding, expertise and volunteer support. In 2011, Dell gave more than $44 million, and Dell team members volunteered more than 418,000 hours in their communities. Learn more at .
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