June 5, 2018
The Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology was officially opened in Utrecht, the Netherlands, by Queen Máxima during an event attended by several Mylan leaders. The center brings together cancer care and research into one hospital to help the hundreds of children who are diagnosed with cancer in the country each year.
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch
, Chairman Robert J. Coury
and Netherlands Country Manager Dirk Groen attended the opening, which came two years after Mylan made a donation to the center
to support its mission of treating and curing children with cancer by enhancing research efforts and supporting patients and their families while at the center for treatment.
"It was impressive to be present at the opening, and I am proud that Mylan donated money in 2016 to support the center in its mission to cure every child with cancer, with optimal quality of life. That means that the chance of survival has to increase from 75 percent, first to 90 and ultimately to 100 percent,” Groen said.
Every year, about 600 children in the Netherlands get cancer, and one in four do not survive. The Princess Máxima Center hopes to be able to take 900 patients annually. The center has 90 parent/child rooms where families can stay together during a child’s hospitalization.