Mylan Joins Princess Máxima Center in Fight Against Pediatric Cancer


December 18, 2019

A new auditorium that will serve as an important space bringing together teaching, research and care was officially opened at the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht, Netherlands, on Nov. 27. Mylan donated €1 million to the hospital in 2016 for the project, and we were honored to be a part of the opening celebration.  

The center is unique because it is the largest center for childhood cancer in Europe. The facility opened in 2018 with a mission to treat and cure children with cancer by enhancing research efforts and supporting patients and their families while at the center for treatment. The auditorium will be used to host academic meetings and international experts, among other events, with a goal of advancing care of children with cancer.


“Mylan’s donation is very important for us. With this newly built auditorium, it is now possible to bring together three important aspects in the field of pediatric oncology: teaching, improvements in care and improvements in research,” said Rob Pieters, the center’s medical director and a member of the board of directors. 

Dirk Groen, Mylan’s country manager for the Netherlands, said Mylan was proud to support the center and its mission, which resonates with our own aspirations to promote better health around the world.


Find out more about the hospital here. Watch a video about the auditorium’s opening below.