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National Cancer Coalition (NCC) Donates Cancer Pharmaceuticals To Peru

10/19/2005 5:10:27 PM

NEW ORLEANS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) announces the donation of over $1,200,000 worth of pharmaceuticals for the needy cancer patients of Peru.

A ceremony was recently held at the main public oncology hospital in Lima in which NCC representatives officially handed-over chemotherapies to assist Peru's cancer patients. United States Ambassador J. Curtis Struble and Peruvian Health Minister Dr. Pilar Mazzetti participated in the event, following a tour of the hospital. During the last year, the National Cancer Coalition has provided cancer pharmaceuticals to various cancer institutes throughout Peru.

"The National Cancer Coalition is pleased to expand its medical assistance program to South America, with Peru being the first country in this region to participate in our program," stated D. Thomas Roane, Director of International Programs for the National Cancer Coalition. Mr. Roane added, "Over the last year, we have built a strong relationship with Peruvian oncology institutes and we look forward to continuing our chemotherapy donation program for this country's needy cancer patients, who otherwise could not afford these medications."

NCC's International Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) is focused to bring high-quality cancer pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and medical supplies to clinics and hospitals in developing countries. The program's goal is to provide these oncology hospitals the necessary tools to empower their doctors and healthcare workers to best treat their patients.

The National Cancer Coalition, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation headquartered in New Orleans, conducts a variety of research, educational, prevention, and medical relief programs throughout the world. Through its Angel Grants program, NCC supports cutting-edge cancer research in the United States. The Coalition also sponsors community health fairs. In 2003, NCC's IMAP program provided pharmaceuticals and medical goods for its overseas medical relief projects in 10 countries within Latin America and Asia.

For additional information, please contact National Cancer Coalition at: 504-301-1461 or

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