Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Fund
Inspired by the work being done at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ali Jassim and his family have taken on one of medicine's greatest challenges — eradicating cancer.
The Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Fund at the Cancer Center promotes patient-centered innovation in discovery science and cancer care, providing the tools needed to advance some of the most promising work in the field. The $10 million gift to establish the Fund has built the Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Suite as well as created the Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Program.
"I believe in giving back to society and making a difference in the world, and it gives my family and me great pleasure to contribute to UCLA's premier cancer program," said Jassim. "The fight against cancer begins with research, and research cannot continue without funding."
Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Program
The Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Program invests in specific researchers and physician-scientists whose efforts represent meaningful steps forward in the fight against cancer. The key aims of the Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Fund are: Solving the mystery of how cancer begins in some cells, but not others, and progresses through the body; Developing personalized strategies for prevention, treatment and survivorship based on individual cancer risk; Understanding specific cancer types at unprecedented levels to improve the way they are diagnosed and treated; Harnessing the body’s own immune system to treat and control the disease.
Links to learn more about the Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Program:
- Empowering Young Researchers Forward-thinking physician-scientists are funded by the Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Program.
- Philanthropy Issue of UMag UCLA thanks Mr. Jassim for his visionary philanthropy as one of the lead donors to the University's Centennial Campaign.
Mr. Jassim supports the annual UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium. The all-day in-person event brings together the broader cancer research community from across UCLA, including faculty researchers, physicians, physician-scientists, students, post-docs and allied health professionals.
How You Can Help
The Jassim family invites you to join with them in improving the way cancer is diagnosed and treated around the world. Online gifts can be made by clicking the donate button below.
Checks made payable to UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation in support of the Ali Jassim Family Cancer Research Fund, should be sent by mail or international courier to:
UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation
8-950 Factor Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1780 USA