Cancer Institute and Hospital (CIH),Chinese Academy of Medical
Sciences(CAMS) and Peking Union Medical College(PUMC) is located at the
southeast of Beijing beside the Longtan Lake. It was founded in 1958
and the former name was Ritan Hospital. Under the concern of late
Premier Zhou En-lai, it was moved to modern buildings and the present
name came to use in 1983. As the center of national cancer prevention
and treatment, the hospital is the largest center in Asia, one of the
WHO Collaborative centers for Cancer Research in China, and one of
Bases for Drug Clinical Trial of State Drug Administration(SDA). In
order to integrate cancer scientific research, medical care and
education, the research emphasis of the CIH lies on the cancer
prevention, diagnosis and treatment. In 1996 the Ministry of Public
Health appraised it as the first grade hospital.
CIH is a state-level hospital with comprehensive oncology
departments, strong technical force and advanced medical equipment.
Major treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy,
biological therapy, Intervenient therapy, and laser therapy. Diagnosis
and curative results of some tumors such as esophagus cancer, lung
cancer, hepatoma and lymphoma are at the head of state level, even,
among up to international level. There are 12 clinical departments such
as departments of medical oncology, head and neck surgery, radiation
oncology, etc. and 11 auxiliary departments, such as departments of
imagine diagnosis, nuclear medicine, clinical pathology and clinical
laboratory, etc. It is equipped with more than 800sets of medical
equipment, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT),
Digital Subtractive Angiographies Machine (DSA),Automatic Blood
Biochemical Analyzer, Magnetic Resonance Instrument
(MRI),Radio-Frequency hyperthermia device, Flow Cytometry Analyzer and
Linear Accelerator for Radiotherapy etc. Special-service wards are
comfortable equipped, carefully diagnosis and treatments are given by
famous experts, the hospital also give priority to foreign patients and
overseas compatriots. The hospital can accommodate about 840 patients
now, with an annual inpatient load of about 10,OOO and outpatient of
about 240,000.There are more than 1,400employees including
204professors and associate professors. There are two academic Members
of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, two academic Members of the Chinese
Academy of Engineering. Sixty-eight persons have been awarded the state
CIH is also an important base of cancer education. it takes up
oncology teaching for PUMC with eight-year schooling and in-service
teaching for medical personnel from other provincial hospitals. In the
hospital there are one post-doctoral program, 9 specialties for
master-degree with 131tutors and 6spedames for doctor degree with 31
tutors. Since1958,24 post-doctoral,214 doctors,393 masters and
3400in-service training doctors have finished studying here.
CIH has strong research force with 1national key Lab of Molecular
Oncology, 4 basic research departments, 3 clinic lab and central lab,
animal lab. In the past 40 years, CIH has achieved 140 science and
technology awards, among them,58 percent are at the National-level and
Ministry-level awards. The field research on prevention and treatment
of esophageal cancer was credited as one of the ten greatest science
and te chnological achievements of state level in1995.
CIH is also a national center for academic exchanges. The National
Cancer Research and Control Office(NCRCO)and China National Oncology
Examination Center affiliated to the Ministry of Public Health , the
Chinese Cancer Research Foundation, Chinese Society Of Clinical
Oncology(CSCO),the Editorial Offices of “Chinese Journal of Oncology"
and “Chinese Journal of Radiation Oncology” are all attached in CIH.
CIH enjoys high reputation both at home and abroad, It has conducted
academic exchanges in many fields and through various channels with
other countries such as America, U.K., Japan, France and so on.
Nowadays, under the hospital motto of "uniting, devotion, hard working,
creative”,all people in CIH are working hard to serve the patients
efficiently with heart and soul.