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Hunan Cancer Hospital signed a Memorandum of Understanding with top two medical institutions of Israel
Recently, based on national "The Belt and Road Initiative" top-level design concept, the president of Hunan Cancer Hospital, Dr. Liu Xiangguo, led the hospital expert group and visited Israel efficiently and pragmatically, successfully signed a Memorandum of Understanding with top two medical institutions: Rabin Medical Center and Shaare Zedek Medical Center. It will build disciplines cooperation platform for both sides.
Israel, located on the southeast coast of the Mediterranean, which is well known in the field of military science and technology, industry, agriculture, physics and medicine. Because of Israel's super capability in pharmaceutical research and development, Vice Premier Liu Yan-dong and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu witnessed the signing of cooperation execution plans between the Ministry of Health of China and Israel (2016-2018). In late September 2016, Mr. Zhan Ming, the Secretary of the Health and Family Planning Commission of Hunan Province, and Dr. Liu Xiangguo, the President of Hunan Cancer Hospital, visited Israel and hold meetings with senior officials of the Israeli Ministry of Health. The visit to Israel this year has been the continuation and implementation of the intention of cooperation reached in 2016.
Dr. Liu Xiangguo said that Israeli medical system, hospital concept, discipline construction, personnel training, impressed us deeply. Especially the advanced science and medical technology enlighten us greatly. According to the intention of cooperation of Israeli Ministry of Health in the field of oncology, based on the advantage, featured and key disciplines of our hospital, a Memorandum of Understanding with Rabin Medical Center and Shaare Zedek Medical Center were signed. The cooperation will be implemented in the field of plastic oncology, bone tumors, targeted therapy, radiotherapy and early detection and prevention of lung cancer prevention.
Rabin Medical Center, located in Tel Aviv, has 1300 beds and 4500 employees. In 2016, the outpatient visits and inpatient discharge were 820,000. Davidoff Cancer Center, affiliated to Rabin Medical Center, ranked the first comprehensive cancer center in Israel, takes care of 13% of national cancer patients. 22% of bone marrow transplantation and 18% national radiotherapy have been done in Davidoff Cancer Center. As an important part of the visit, expert group of Hunan Cancer Hospital and Davidoff Cancer Center, conducted thematic discussions on a number of hot topics, such as MDT of primary and secondary malignant bone cancers. On behalf of our hospital, president Dr. Liu Xiangguo signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rabin Medical Center (including Davidoff Cancer Center). Also, he invites the managers and specialists to visit our hospital. Meanwhile, our hospital will select a number of experts to Israel for studying and training on specific cooperation projects.
Another medical institution, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, is located in West Jerusalem, the world renowned and historic religious holy city. There are two major campuses, with over 1000 beds, and over 600,000 patients are treated each year. Shaare Zedek Medical Center, first proposed “comprehensive treatment and palliative care of cancer” in Israel, and according to the “thirteen standards” of European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), designed and developed the “Department of comprehensive cancer treatment and palliative medicine”. On behalf of our hospital, president Dr. Liu Xiangguo signed a Memorandum of Understanding with professor Jonathan Halevy, the chairman of Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Both sides intend to cooperate in the field of cancer comprehensive treatment, technology introduction, research and personnel training.
Chen Kelin, Zhou Shuoyan