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U.S.-China Forum on Cancer Prevention and Treatment held in north China's Tianjin

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U.S.-China Forum on Cancer Prevention and Treatment held in north China's Tianjin

2024-06-18 21:30 Last Updated At:22:07

The U.S.-China Forum on Cancer Prevention and Treatment was held in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Tuesday, bringing together experts in the fields of oncology, public health and policy making to explore into China-U.S. cooperation on the prevention and treatment of cancer.

The one-day forum, co-organized by Peking University (PKU) Institute for Global Health and Development and National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, took place right after the two-day U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare, which concluded also in Tianjin on Monday.

Medical specialists at the event underscored the rich resources and experience that China and the U.S. possess in cancer research and prevention, emphasizing that deepening collaboration in this domain could provide valuable insights for global cancer control efforts.

For years, advancements in areas such as causal prevention, screening, early diagnosis, comprehensive treatment, and precision medicine have significantly improved the cure rates for malignant tumors.

However, the interweaving of various factors has rendered the landscape of cancer prevention and control complex and formidable.

At the event, experts asserted that cancer prevention and treatment represent a promising area for China-U.S. cooperation. Facilitating clinical trials for anticancer drugs, aligning evaluation and approval standards, and achieving mutual recognition of data could play a crucial role in reducing the research and development costs and market prices of life-saving medications for cancer.

"There is huge room for cooperation between China and the United States in the field of cancer prevention and control. In terms of providing a platform for population clinical trials, our advantages are still very strong. Therefore, if China and the United States can continue to cooperate in the field of oncology, it will definitely be beneficial to the health of the Chinese and American people," said Liu Guoen, director of PKU China Center for Health Economic Research, in an interview with China Central Television on the sidelines of the forum.

U.S.-China Forum on Cancer Prevention and Treatment held in north China's Tianjin

U.S.-China Forum on Cancer Prevention and Treatment held in north China's Tianjin

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Program launched to promote exchanges between Chinese and African children

2024-07-15 01:17 Last Updated At:03:17

A program aimed at promoting communication between Chinese and African children was launched in Beijing on Sunday.

A welcome ceremony held at the China National Children's Center saw dozens of children from Namibia, South Africa, Somalia, Uganda and the Central African Republic gather together with children from China.

A variety of activities were organized for the children, including games, dance and martial arts performances, and a group painting session.

In the center's intangible cultural heritage area, they experienced the charm of traditional Chinese culture as they made scented pouches and shadow puppets.

Huang Xiaowei, vice president of the All-China Women's Federation, said that children carry the future and hopes of China and Africa, and that exchanges between children will inject new vitality into the continued development of the China-Africa friendship.

The program is being hosted by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the All-China Women's Federation. Over the next six days, children from China and the five African countries will also visit sites such as the Palace Museum in Beijing, as well as cultural sites in central China's Henan Province.

Program launched to promote exchanges between Chinese and African children

Program launched to promote exchanges between Chinese and African children

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