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  • By Constance Williams
  • Published 2017.11.27 12:07
  • Updated 2017.11.27 12:14
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Kyung Hee University Medical Center (KHMC) said Monday that it would host the 3rd Humanitas International Cancer Symposium at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul from Dec. 8-9.

Under the theme of the “New Paradigm of Rectal Cancer Treatment,” the symposium is organized in collaboration with the Royal Marsden Hospital in the U.K., the Korean Surgical Research Foundation한국외과연구재단, and the Korea Rectal Cancer Consortium대한직장암협의체.

This year's annual event will be attended by domestic and foreign scholars, who are known as the recipients of precise medicine, to elucidate the optimal treatment methods for patients with rectal cancer.

Kim Gun-sik, director of Kyung Hee University Hospital, made an opening speech at the Humanitas International Cancer Symposium last year.

In addition to cancer treatment, primary contents will also include the multifaceted examination of the surgical and non-surgical treatment of long-term preservation with the focus on patient's quality of life, the hospital said.

Among the professors who will join the symposium is Svetlana Balyasnikova of Royal Marsden, U.K., Liliana Bordeianou of Harvard Medical School, George Chang of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Simon Siu Man Ng of Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, and Kim Eui-shin김의신 of the Advisory Committee of Cancer Hospital of KHMC.

Professor Balyasnikova will emphasize the importance of establishing a multidisciplinary treatment plan centered on imaging diagnosis, which is the first stage for the realization of medical science with the development of radiology as a significant player. Professor Bordeianou will make an introduction to the latest precision surgery of changing rectal cancer.

Professor Chang will share the latest medical knowledge on precise rectal cancer treatment while Professor Kim will focus on the importance of nuclear medicine in the treatment of cancer.

"The Kyung Hee University Humanitas Cancer Hospital, scheduled to be completed in August next year, will focus on implementing the core medical model, precision medicine, precision surgery and providing customized medical services for each patient,” said Lim Young-jin임영진, the director-general of Kyung Hee University Medical Center.

He went on to say, "We will lead the world-class personalized precision treatment through the cooperation between domestic and overseas medical staffs such as internal medicine, surgery, radiology, radiation oncology, pathology, and establish the ‘cancer beyond life mission.'"


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