Shanghai First People's Hospital "Signs" with the UK Markey Cancer Center

Published 04-05-2010 5:46 PM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  



No matter the time of year, University of Kentucky fans eagerly await news of athletic recruits. Last year, UK HealthCare made news of its own with the recruitment of Dr. Mark Evers to head the UK Markey Cancer Center. Dr. Evers now has his own signature signee ... and from one of Coach Cal's favorite destinations, China.

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center this past Friday welcomed representatives from its first "sister center," the Shanghai First People's Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center in Shanghai, China.
Dr. Evers hailed the partnership during Friday's press conference as an example of the type of international collaboration needed among scientists and medical practitioners in the worldwide effort to beat cancer. It also distinguishes the Markey Cancer Center as not just the premier cancer center in Kentucky, but as a world-class cancer treatment and research facility with global influence.
The relationship between the two centers was made official at a signing ceremony that you will see below in the pictures. At the ceremony, representatives from both institutions signed a memorandum of understanding outlining plans for cooperative initiatives in cancer prevention and treatment, research collaboration and personnel exchanges for training and education.
Evers signed the memorandum of understanding on behalf of UK, along with Dr. Karpf. Signing on behalf of the Shanghai cancer center were Dr. Liwei Wang, the center's director, and Dr. Guohua Liu, president of Shanghai First People's Hospital. 
Shanghai First People’s Hospital, affiliated with Shanghai Jiaotong University,  is one the largest major hospitals in the Shanghai metropolitan area. Its cancer center has more than 43,000 outpatient visits and over 5,700 cancer surgeries per year. Major research interests are focused on gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer and breast cancer.


Shanghai First People's Hospital's Dr. Liwei Wang, Dr. Guohua Liu and their translator with Dr. Karpf and Dr. Evers. 


The official documents! 


Everyone signing their copies of the official documents. 

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