Omar Boraie Pledges $1.5 Million to aid Fight Cancer

Omar Boraie is the fast to pledge his family charity donation of 1.5 million US Dollar in setting up one out of the eighteen research chairs to be established at Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Jersey. An anonymous financial aider has granted the institution a challenge grant of 27 million US Dollar to assist in setting 18 research chairs. Each chair requires 3 million allocation. Omar gift has been used to set one Chair in Genomic Science. The chair has the highest standard of higher education, and the institution has guaranteed its success and prosperity.

The groundbreaking chair is named after the financier, Mr. Sam Boraie, and will be used to carry out tumor research and treatment of cancer at genetical scale. The science behind the treatment is using genomic sequencing, an approach commonly only used in exceptional circumstances of cancer treatment, where cancer subtypes are grouped based on their characteristic similarity and genetical differences. The classification then simplifies research for each class. Even President Obama, during State of the Union Address, certified and expressed his optimism in the launch of precision medicine initiative as a solution to cancer therapy.

Commending the initiative, Mr. Omar said in an NJ Biz interview that his family contribution to the project is an inspiration, influence and a call for everyone out there to join hands to surpass the laid target so that the connoisseurs at the Institute could find a long-lasting solution to cancer

Mr. Omar is a chemist and has interest and good will for cancer research and has stayed at the cutting edge of transforming New Brunswick. His generosity was also highly applauded and valued by the Institute Director, Mr. Robert S. DiPaola.

The Omar Boraie Chair of Genomic Science will be held by the experienced oncologist and a top academician in the field, Dr. Ganesan Shridar, who also gave a brief biological understanding of the genetics of cancer before honouring the appointment, and assuring his total involvement and dedication to propel the innovation.

Lastly to those who are not conversant with Rutgers Cancer Institute, the institution is found in New Jersey and is dedicated to researching on cancer treatment. It has various hospitals in the state where it disseminates its innovations and also take part in cancer patient treatment and care. To read more visit prnewswire.com.

(this article is recapped from; http://newswise.com/articles/omar-boraie-chair-in-genomic-science-established-at-rutgers-cancer-institute)

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