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Reuben bros help hospital

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-11-14

Simon Reuben opened the Reuben Foundation Children's Cancer Centre

Simon Reuben opened the Reuben Foundation Children's Cancer Centre

Property magnates Simon and David Reuben have officially opened a multi-million pound cancer treatment centre for children that bears their name at Great Ormond Street Hospital in central London.

The Reuben Foundation Children's Cancer Centre, which cost £4.9m, is the largest of its kind for providing paediatric cancer treatment in Europe for children and is in the top three of centres overall in the western world.

As well as Simon and David Reuben attending, London Mayor Boris Johnson was in attendance to help open the new start-of-the-art centre.

"Great Ormond Street Hospital is now uniquely placed to evolve new treatments for childhood cancer while continuing to provide world class clinical care for our young patients," said Dr Jane Collins, Great Ormond Street Hospital's chief executive. "The Reuben Foundation Children's Cancer Centre will now form the cornerstone of our continuing efforts and will without question have a significant impact on the lives of not only our patients but the lives of children with cancer all over the world."

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