Chinese-Americans Gather to Discuss the Center for International Medicine
April 19, 2017 | by City of Hope
During their visit, guests toured the grounds, met leaders and physicians, and learned more about how City of Hope is serving the local Chinese community and expanding its program in China.
“City of Hope is focused on the Chinese community in this area,” said Provost and Chief Scientific Officer Steven T. Rosen, M.D. “Cultivating scientific relationships in China itself is a natural extension of that focus.”
“As City of Hope’s Center for International Medicine continues to grow, we will be able to take what we learn from our relationship with China and apply that to global patient populations that need our care,” said Yuman Fong, M.D., the Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology, and director of the Center for International Medicine.
The Center for International Medicine was established in 2014 as part of a strategic effort to develop clinical programs and find innovative ways to extend care to patients worldwide. Edwin McCarthy is vice president of the center.
“What we are providing for international patients is access to the lifesaving treatments we are known for but that may not be available anywhere else in the world,” McCarthy said. “City of Hope is really good at taking care of diseases that are prevalent in China. We are making it easier for patients to know when they should come to us in Duarte, or if we can perhaps help them remotely through telemedicine.”
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