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CAS to set up a tumor research center in Shanghai

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CAS is to establish a center for oncology in Shanghai, focusing on basic research into such diseases as liver and nasopharyngeal cancers, which are frequently encountered in China. This was revealed by CAS Vice President Chen Zhu at a Sino-French workshop on cancer research held recently in Shanghai.  

China has witnessed the development of a special spectrum of tumors among its people over the past two decades, observes Prof. Chen. While tumors common in developing countries still haunt in China's rural areas, those spreading in developed nations begin to appear in its urban areas.  

To deal with the diseases, Chen says, we need a national comprehensive strategy, which is not available in China yet. The establishment of the future CAS center for cancer research will mean that more funds from the national government are injected in this field. It will integrate the cancer prevention, treatment and research together, and pool resources in neoplastic departments of local hospitals and research institutes across the country. 

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