Review: The Sidney Kimmel Foundation

Cancer Websites, Philanthropic Organizations — By on November 4, 2008 at 9:32 am

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation was formed in 1993 and since that time the Foundation and its subdsidiary, the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, have committed more than $495 million to various philanthropic causes.

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research is dedicated to improving the understanding of cancer biology and to developing new methods for the treatment and prevention of cancer. It principally supports the programs of cancer institutions and individuals that emphasize basic cancer research, the rapid translation of scientific concepts into preventative and potential therapeutic applications and clinical research with novel or innovative treatment technologies.

The Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers is a service of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. The Center, located in Manhattan, offers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care of genitourinary cancers under one roof. This approach is convenient to patients seeking diagnosis and treatment for cancers of the prostate, testes, kidney and bladder. At the same time, the organization of the Center fosters valuable research collaborations that advance the standard of care for these cancers.

Sidney Kimmel’s $150 million gift to John Hopkins University marks a new era in cancer research and treatment, according to Edward D. Miller, M.D., Dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Commenting on the donation, the largest single gift ever to the University, Dr. Miller says, “We stand at the threshold of exponential discovery in the laboratory and the development of new treatments in the clinic. We seek nothing less than the eradication of cancer in our lifetimes.

Sidney Kimmel is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and founder of Jones Apparel Group, Inc.

Please visit: The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for more information.

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