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Fall 2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2

Collaboration at top of the agenda at the China-U.S. Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cancer


Participants at the U.S.-China Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine
Participants at the 2011 China-U.S. Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine

In July 2011, Dr. Jeffrey D. White, OCCAM Director, and Dr. Libin Jia, who manages many of OCCAM’s international research collaborations, attended the 2011 China-U.S. Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Cancer in Beijing, China. The theme of this meeting was “Confluence and Innovation—Building a Collaborative Bridge between China and the United States on TCM.”

Although this meeting was suggested by Hongsheng Lin, the Director of the Oncology Department at Guang’anmen Hospital, Beijing, China in the fall of 2010, its origins date back to 2006, when OCCAM hosted the conference, “Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cancer Research: Fostering Collaborations; Advancing the Science.” The OCCAM conference brought together researchers from around the world with common interests so they could learn about one another’s work. As a result of this conference, research collaborations were initiated which are still ongoing, including one between the NCI and Guang’ anmen Hospital.  

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