Takeda Begins Accepting Applications for New Community Grant Program to Improve Cancer Health Equity

Published: Oct 11 2022

-- Up to $1 million in competitive grant funds will be distributed to multiple local patient advocacy organizations addressing needs of medically underserved people with cancer in their communities --

Cambridge, Mass., October 11, 2022 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced the open application period for the Improving Health Equity in Cancer: A Community Grant Program. These competitive grants will make up to $1 million in funding available to multiple local patient advocacy organizations that help address the needs of medically underserved people with cancer through community-based initiatives.

“Takeda’s new community grant program represents our deep commitment to improving health equity in cancer – an area where advances in science have not benefited all patient populations equally,” Dion Warren, VP, Head of U.S. Oncology Business Unit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. “We believe in the power of grassroots efforts to effect change. We’re thrilled to be accepting applications from community-based organizations that share our vision to help people living with cancer improve health outcomes and achieve equitable healthcare.”

Eligible entities must be directly serving people with cancer in local communities. Funding may be used to support ongoing or new initiatives that provide solutions for overcoming key barriers to achieving equitable health outcomes, including access, screening/testing and disease awareness.

To apply for a competitive grant, visit the Takeda Support Portal. For more information about the Improving Health Equity in Cancer: A Community Grant Program, visit Improving Cancer Health Equity at the Local Level.

Takeda’s Commitment to Oncology

Our core R&D mission is to deliver novel medicines to patients with cancer worldwide through our commitment to science, breakthrough innovation and passion for improving the lives of patients. Whether it’s with our hematology therapies, our robust pipeline, or solid tumor medicines, we aim to stay both innovative and competitive to bring patients the treatments they need. For more information, visit www.takedaoncology.com.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.

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