Date: May 17, 2016
The 2016 Taiwan Joint Cancer Conference took place May 14 and 15 at National Taiwan
University Hospital in Taipei City, bringing together more than 1,500 of the world’s top physicians and oncology researchers to discuss collaborative projects and exchange information at an annual event designed to reflect and lead international medical trends.
The 21st TJCC was organized by the Breast Cancer Society of Taiwan under the theme Precision Medicine. “By utilizing molecular diagnostics, an effective therapy can be accurately determined for each cancer patient, thereby increasing survival rates,” BCST President Huang Chiun-sheng said in his welcome statement to the international audience.
The physician, who doubles as chief of the NTUH Breast Center, drew attention to what he called “a grand milestone of medicine,” a precision medicine initiative that U.S. President Barack Obama introduced last year with a focus on cancer therapy, adding that the innovative ideas and research results presented at the TJCC would help identify the most effective means of treating cancer. [FULL STORY]