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ADVANCING medical research

From ancient wisdom to modern medicine

The YAS Foundation provides financial support to hospitals and medical research organizations that undertake cutting-edge research to address conditions afflicting human health. The Foundation maintains a particular focus on early detection and treatment of cancer.

The Foundation’s medical research initiatives are grounded in concepts established by the ancient Persian philosopher Abu Ali Sina (also known as Avicenna), a hugely influential figure whose iconic work, Al Qanun fel Teb on the Canon of Medicine, paved important ground in understanding physiology, pathology and treatment of disease.

In recognition and honor of Sina’s contribution, The YAS Foundation provides awards to hospitals and medical research organizations undertaking cutting-edge research to address conditions afflicting human health, with a particular focus on early detection and treatment of cancer.