|Through serving our healthcare customers worldwide, we learn about medical trends and needs — such as the void of new, innovative children’s cancer treatments.|
Dell believes technology is a critical part of changing this void and enabling more effective treatment of disease.
How Dell is helping find a
cure for neuroblastoma
|Part of our philanthropic contribution on improving healthcare is through a focus on accelerating pediatric cancer treatment — and in 2011 we started by focusing on the children diagnosed each year with neuroblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer.|
|By working with our partners and providing assistance with things like communication, accommodations, infrastructure, diagnostic work and more, we help to simplify complex situations and bring powerful solutions to those in need.|
We've made a multimillion dollar, multiyear commitment inclusive of technology solutions and employee volunteerism to this cause. Through this commitment, our Children’s Cancer Care initiatives are helping power clinical researchers and doctors around the world to:
|Our Children’s Cancer Care initiative provides the following:|
Innovative high-performance computing: By optimizing our high-performance computing, we enable researchers to analyze and store massive amounts of genetic data more quickly than ever before.
Dell cloud technology: Through the cloud, medical professionals map tumor characterizations to the treatment database, which ultimately allows patients quicker access to better treatment. Researchers are now able to analyze a patient’s molecular data — a process that used to take 10 days — in six hours.
|Support for families: We support the needs of families and children affected through a variety of nonprofit partners around the world. We support these nonprofits through activities such as providing remote learning for children facing treatment, connecting families who are living remotely while their children are getting the care they need, issuing grants to cover cancer treatment for those who cannot afford it, funding pediatric care facilities and supporting volunteer work.|
|Instituto do Cancer Infantil||Brazil||The Children's Cancer Institute hopes to improve cancer cure rates and prevention throughout Brazil. With the help of Dell, the institute will improve the preventative and diagnostic methods for pediatric cancer care in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, developing initiatives that can be implemented in all of Brazil.|
|China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SCLF) and Children's Hospital||China||Working with The Children’s Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Dell will develop an information system for the hospital to monitor and analyze children who have leukemia and other blood disorders. The system will help the hospital to follow up with these families to remind them to do follow-up checks and will collect the children's data to help the analysis to improve the cure rate. Dell is also underwriting some treatment costs for low-income families.|
|L'Institut Gustave Roussy IGR||France||As the leading European anti-cancer center, The Institute Gustave-Roussy treats patients, conducts research and develops new therapies. Dell technology powers classrooms in the hospital that allow cancer patients to continue their education during treatment.|
|Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation||India||Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation is establishing a charitable 360-bedded cancer hospital, of which 150 beds are earmarked for the impoverished patients and 35 of which are meant for free treatments. The financial budget for this project over three years is estimated to be $16 million and $4 million, which has been generated through contributions from individuals and organizations so far. The Dell grant will be used for research and treatment of two types of cancers seriously afflicting the children in India — leukemia and neuroblastoma — and hardware donations will be used for data entry, storage and analysis.|
|Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital||Malaysia||Mount Miriam treats cancer patients from throughout Southeast Asia. Our grant funded two new rooms dedicated to pediatric cancer patients.|
|Casa de la Amistad para Niños con Càncer, I.A.P.||Mexico||Dell funded an online tool that will be developed with Casa de la Amistad to educate practitioners in underprivileged areas to better diagnose cancer patients.|
|Fundación Amigos de Niños con Leucemia y Cáncer (FANLYC)||Panama||FANLYC serves more than 300 children receiving treatments for cancer and other illnesses. This grant will provide hardware, software and Dell services to create an electronic health record system that will allow FANLYC to effectively monitor and manage the healthcare records of the children in the residence.|
|CLIC Sargent||United Kingdom||CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help children and young people diagnosed with cancer. Dell is providing technology to the organization's Homes from Home facilities that will allow families staying in them to remain in contact during treatment phases and help provide interactive upgrades to CLIC Sargent's website.|
|Ronald McDonald House||U.S.||The Ronald McDonald House serves 4.5 million families a year, providing a “home away from home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Through a corporate grant and employee volunteers, Dell assists local houses and families of children receiving medical care.|
|Dell Children's Medical Center||U.S.||Dell and the Children’s Medical Center Foundation are supporting the Children’s Blood & Cancer Center’s mission to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer and blood disorders. Dell’s support will help advance the delivery of care by installing laptop computers in 13 patient exam rooms to improve clinic flow and allow for “real time” documentation.|