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Hunan Cancer Hospital established cooperation platforms with Harvard University on breast cancer and thoracic cancer treatment

admin2014-09-03from:Hunan Cancer Hospital

Invited by the Hunan Cancer Hospital, Barbara L.Smith, who was the director of Massachusetts General Hospital Breast Center affiliated to Harvard University and director of Gillette Women’s Cancer Center of Harvard University, along with professor Steven J.Mentzer, the surgery deputy director and thoracic surgery director of Brigham and Women Hospital affiliated to Harvard Medical School, came to the hospital for medical communication with the hospital president Liu Jingshi and other experts.  

The purpose of this visit adhered to academic exchange and cooperation. After two days of clinical rounds, surgical demonstrations, academic exchanges, the experts confirmed the hospital’s characteristics of medical technology and service levels by saying “we saw good doctors and surgeries”. They especially spoke highly of the three in one disciplines mode of patient treatment, specialist training and graduate education. They believed that combining clinical, research and teaching was helpful for hospital’s long-term development, meanwhile they thought that good medical team and multidisciplinary cooperation was critical for improving treatment effectiveness, hoping that teamwork develop to USA and establish long-term cooperation and common development.

At the forum, experts of breast surgery and thoracic surgeon expressed the desire to cooperate with Harvard University in terms of clinical, research and training. Liu Jingshi said: In order to achieve the strategic goal of being a “research-based teaching (high quality nationally) hospital and central cancer treatment center”, we must establish friendly partnership with first-class universities and medical institutes such as American MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harvard University, University of Pittsburgh, Yale University, to meet first-class standard in academic philosophy, medical technology, teaching and research and service awareness and improve comprehensive strength. The two sides reached a consensus in cooperation in terms of expert visits, personnel training, scientific research. Harvard University seniors were invited to participate in next year's centuries academic conference of Xiangya. After the meeting, the hospital hired these two experts for sistinguished professor of breast surgery and thoracic surgery ,  strengthening the hospital’s disciplinary power.

The cooperation with this world-class universities--Harvard University where many excellent professors emerged would accomplish our dreams!

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