Chen Zhu’s Visit to Our Institute
On the afternoon of January 10, after the Summit Forum on Healthy Central China, Chen Zhu, vice chairman of the standing committee of the NPC & chairman of the central committee of the Chinese Peasants’ and Workers’ Democratic Party(
CPWDP), inspected the China-US (Henan) Hormel Cancer Institute, together with other officials and experts, including He Wei, deputy secretary general of the CPPCC & vice chairman of the central committee of the CPWDP, Wang Haijing, vice president of Red Cross Society of China, Sun Shuopeng, vice chairman & secretary general of Chinese Red Cross Foundation, Wang Yu, director of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Gu Jin, president of Peking University Shougang Hospital & director of the central medicine and hygiene committee of the CPWDP.
Accompanying local officials included Wang Yanling, vice governor of Henan Provincial Government, Gao Tijiang, vice president of Henan Provincial Committee of the CPPCC & chairman of Henan Provincial Committee of the CPWDP, Li Guangsheng, director of Henan Health and Family Planning Commission, Zhao Tai’an, vice director of the United Front Work Department of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC, Wang Mengfei, deputy secretary general, Hua Yawei, vice chairman of Henan Provincial Committee of the CPWDP, and officials of Henan Cancer Hospital.
In the hall of the outpatient building, Chen Zhu had a brief conversation with patients. Then he visited the 5th floor where the China-US (Henan) Hormel Cancer Institute is located. During this visit, Wang Yanling made a detailed introduction to Chen Zhu on the planning, operating mechanism and expenditure supply of the institute.
Accompanied and guided by Liu Kangdong, vice president of the China-US (Henan) Hormel Cancer Institute, Chen Zhu inspected the institute’s molecular research platform and animal research center and talked with foreign experts working there.
Chen Zhu was impressed by the institute’s first-rate research facility, internationalized research team & research management mode and the rapid progress the institute achieved recently in research programs.
During his visit, Chen Zhu said, after seeing the vigorous development of the China-US (Henan) Hormel Cancer Institute, he admired the courage and foresight of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC and Henan Provincial Government which insisted on introducing this project to Henan and felt delighted to have witnessed the signing ceremony of this project. Chen Zhu required that the institute broaden its mind, actively carry out international cooperation, and build itself into an internationalized national tumor research and translation platform.
In the meeting after the visit, Zhang Jiangong, the secretary of the hospital branch of the CPC, made a report on the current conditions of the hospital and the thought and conception of constructing a regional tumor treatment center on the national level. In 2013, when the hospital made its ten-year development plan (2014-2023), it set the goal of building a regional tumor treatment center on the national level, according to the development plan of the Ministry of Health. In 2016, at the Health and Hygiene Conference of Henan Province, Henan set the goal of establishing 6 regional tumor treatment centers on the national level and Henan Cancer Hospital will take the lead. In the next few years, by making the best of the basic and clinical translation research resources of the China-US (Henan) Hormel Cancer Institute, Henan Cancer Hospital will promote the construction of regional tumor treatment centers on the national level by improving the level of the following five aspects: diagnosis & treatment, prevention, teaching, research and management. He also mentioned that with the support of Henan Provincial Committee of the CPC and Henan Provincial Government, Henan Cancer Hospital is now communicating with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and
the National Cancer Center on establishing the Central China Cancer Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and the Central China Branch Center of the National Cancer Center.
In the meeting, Wang Yanling said the development of Henan Cancer Hospital is witnessed by all. In addition, the effective propulsion of the research work of the China-US (Henan) Hormel Cancer Institute strengthened our confidence in the hospital’s leadership in building regional tumor treatment centers on the national level.
Chen Zhu said, the clinical size and diagnosis & treatment level of Henna Cancer Hospital is now among the top in cancer hospitals in China. The China-US (Henan) Hormel Cancer Institute is an internationalized high-end medical research institute. The cooperation between them will definitely boost the medical level and scientific research capability of Henan Province. As time passes, Henan Cancer Hospital will rank among the national team. Next, Henan Cancer Hospital should undertake the mission of promoting the tumor diagnosis and treatment level of hospitals of cities and counties in Henan Province.
Other officials and experts including He Wei, Wang Haijing, Wang Yu also made a speech respectively on the prevention & intervention of liver cancer, cancer survey and significant breakthroughs in medical field.