Established in 2020, the King Hussein Award for Cancer Research promotes and celebrates cancer research efforts across the Arab world. Honoring the memory of His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, a firm believer in cancer research, the Award will recognize leading Arab researchers – both established and promising – who are making outstanding contributions to our knowledge of cancer. The King Hussein Award aims to advance much needed cutting-edge research across the region, filling the gaps in our understanding of cancer in the Arab world, focusing on the study of the Arab gene and ultimately empowering life-saving treatment.
“I am proud to establish the King Hussein Award for Cancer Research in the noble name of His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, who was a firm believer in the urgent necessity of cancer research. Through this Award, we celebrate and support the work of established and promising Arab leaders in cancer research – the brilliant men and women who are making outstanding contributions to our understanding of cancer.”
Research is a critical component of the King Hussein Cancer Center’s (KHCC) mission to provide the most advanced state-of-the-art cancer care to patients in Jordan and from across the Arab region, and to decrease mortality and alleviate suffering from cancer with the highest ethical standards and quality of care.