Incyte marks opening of research center with five-year commitment to Del. cancer assistance fund

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At an event marking the opening of a new research facility at its headquarters near Wilmington, lncyte Corp. announced a five­ year extension of the lncyte Cancer Care Assistance Fund for Delaware beginning in 2023.

Sen. Tom Carper speaks at the Incye event.

The Fund, which is fully administered by the Cancer Support Community Delaware (CSCDE), has provided emergency financial assistance for Delaware cancer patients, their caregivers, and family members since its inception in 2018.

lncyte committed to doubling its annual contribution to the fund and will now provide up to $200,000 each year through the lncyte Charitable Giving Foundation. To date, the fund has provided assistance to 435 people with different types of cancer, with an average expenditure of $1,175 per person. Additional details, including how to apply for assistance, can be found here.

“We are very pleased to extend the lncyte Cancer Care Assistance Fund for Delaware and are proud to continue this important work with the CSCDE,” said Paula Swain, executive vice president of Human Resources and chair of The lncyte Charitable Giving Foundation. “Today, as we also celebrate the opening of a new research facility at our headquarters in Wilmington, we reaffirm our commitment to Delaware and to addressing the needs of patients with cancer and other serious diseases both locally and around the world.”

“On behalf of CSCDE, and the patients, caregivers, and families of Delaware, we are grateful to not only be able to provide emotional and physical assistance but much needed financial support through the lncyte Cancer Care Assistance Fund which helps to lessen the burden of a cancer diagnosis,” said Nicole Topkis Pickles, executive director, Cancer Support Community Delaware.

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The research center, which includes four floors of lab space – at capacity, it will house over 440 employees primarily focused on research and clinical development. lncyte employs more than 2,000 people across North America, Europe, and Asia, with approximately 1,000 people based in the greater Wilmington area.

More information about Cancer Support Community Delaware is available at www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

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