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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children in the United States. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the cure rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, from 4 percent to over 90 percent since the hospital opened in 1962. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food. St. Jude also freely shares the breakthroughs it makes.

Through its Global Pediatric Medicine Department, St. Jude is working to improve the survival rates of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases worldwide. By sharing knowledge, technology and organizational skills as well as helping to implement new treatment approaches and create international networks, St. Jude hopes to give children everywhere the best possible chance for cures.

Together with the VIVA-China Children's Cancer Foundation and Shanghai Children's Medical Center, St. Jude aims to develop China National Children's Medical Center (Shanghai) as a world-class center for childhood cancers treatment, training of pediatric oncologists in China and beyond, and a coordinating center for research in childhood cancer in China.

This forum is the first of such efforts to bring the Chinese pediatric oncology groups to work together under one roof.

   

Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center

Guangzhou Women and Children Medical Center (hereinafter referred to as “Medical Women's Medical Center”) is the largest third-grade women's and children's hospital in South China, from the former Guangzhou Children's Hospital and Guangzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital (Guangzhou Maternal and Child Hospital). Guangzhou City Population and Family Planning Technical Service Guidance Institute is integrated into a city-level deputy bureau-level institution. At present, there are more than 1,500 open beds. In 2017, the number of emergency wards was 4.7 million, the number of discharged patients was 136,071, and the number of deliveries was 33,717. The Center has been accredited with JCI and HIMSS Stage 7. In the comprehensive ranking of the best hospitals in Fudan, it entered the top 100 for eight consecutive years.

In addition to providing comprehensive medical services, the center is also dedicating to basic, translational, and clinical research. Its Guangzhou Institute of Pediatrics featured by state-of-the-art facilities, an independent PI system, and strong intramural and governmental support, provides an open, friendly and collaborative academic environment for international researchers. It owns the nation’s biggest birth cohort and biobank program.

Sticking to the mission of "Healing Hands for Women and Children" and the culture of “Warm-heart, Profession, Dedication, and Diligence”, GWCMC has been honored with many awards such as Summit Hospital of Guangdong Province” “National Civilized Organization”, “National Award for Industrious Organization on Labor Day” and “Guangzhou Star of Benevolence”.

As the organizer of 2019 St. Jude-VIVA-NCMC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Forum, we provide pediatric oncologists the opportunity to learn with world and regional leaders in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology (pan-Cancer), as well as to establish collaborations in order to save lives of more children.

   

National Children's Medical Center(Shanghai)

In order to further improve the medical and health services system and optimize the distribution of high-quality medical resources to enhance the health services capacity for children, the State Council and National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC) officially approved the establishment of the National Children's Medical Center (NCMC) in January 2017. Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University was assigned as the main body to set up the National Children's Medical Center (Beijing). Children's hospital of Fudan university and Shanghai Children's Medical Center (SCMC), affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine were assigned as the coalition main body to set up the National Children's Medical Center (shanghai). National Children's Medical Center (Beijing) and National Children's Medical Center (shanghai) constitute the NCMC and play the radiation and leading role in north and south regions, respectively.

As the organizer and one of the hosts of 2018 St. Jude-VIVA-NCMC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Forum, we sincerely welcome all guests worldwide to gather together in Shanghai and dedicate to health and well-being to all children.

   

VIVA China Children's Cancer Foundation Limited

VIVA China Children’s Cancer Foundation Limited (“VIVA”) was set up in Hong Kong in December 2014 to save the lives of children with cancer in China by raising the cure rate through improved medical treatment, training of doctors and nurses and translational research.

The survival rate for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (“ALL”) which is the most common childhood cancer is 94 percent in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. VIVA’s dream is to translate this high cure rate into China by supporting the work of Dr. Ching-Hon Pui and his team at St. Jude as well as Shanghai Children’s Medical Center who together formed a national all study group participated by 20 major hospitals across China to treat 6000 children in 5 years.

Having recruited about 5000 patients in the past 4 years, the result of this study group is promising. We are indeed grateful and hopeful. Already, the research has resulted in many papers being published in renowned international medical and scientific journals.

We wish to thank in particular Dr. Ching-Hon Pui and his team at St. Jude who have been coming to China over the last 25 years to share their expertise with the medical profession in China. It is our great honor to be able to join with him and his colleagues from St. Jude and the doctors from 20 hospitals in China to start this national study group. We thank all the doctors for their dedication and commitment to the children with cancer and their families and for the good results shown. We hope that more doctors and hospitals can join this study group which will save thousands of lives.

We also wish to congratulate the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Alliance of the National Children’s Medical Center of China which has been set up to unite the doctors and hospitals across the whole China in the struggle to save the children. VIVA China applauds you for your commitment and hard work to achieve the dream of a higher cure rate.

As we start our first annual St. Jude-VIVA-National Children’s Medical Center forum in Pediatric Oncology in China, we wish to thank all our donors, sponsors, supporters and volunteers for helping to make this possible. Our appreciation also goes to all the pre-eminent speakers that Dr. PUI has invited to come to this forum to share their expertise, knowledge and latest discoveries.

May you obtain great success in your work and on behalf of all the children with cancer in China and their families, we sincerely thank you and applaud you for your good work, your compassion, commitment and sacrifice. May you and your loved ones be blessed with good health, happiness and success in every aspect of your lives.