Signing of Sister Institution Agreement with MDACC


Amman, November 2011 -The King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) signed a Sister Institution agreement in Amman, Jordan today.  Mahmoud Sarhan, M.D., CEO and Director General of KHCC and Raymond Dubois, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President and provost of MDACC, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions.

The relationship between the two institutions has been growing over the past three years during which collaborations spanned areas such as training and education, joint scientific activities, faculty exchanges and most recently joint research studies. Based on the success and impact of events and activities completed over the past few years, KHCC aimed to maximize the mutual benefits of collaboration by joining the MDACC Sister Institution network.

During the signing ceremony, HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation said: “This is an amazing development as the name of our Center has now become associated with the best in cancer care worldwide. This agreement is a testament to the fact that KHCC has become a leader on the global scale in the fight against cancer and a testament to MD Anderson’s greatness as they are working to help, collaborate and share scientific knowledge globally in order to raise the standards of cancer care worldwide”.

“KHCC is a strong partner in the fight against cancer in Jordan and throughout the Middle East,” Professor Raymond DuBois commented. “By working together, we will be able to make a significant impact on those dealing with cancer and we have physicians from both centers who are intently interested in engaging to improve cancer care.”

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