Shanghai Cancer Center
In February 2019, our colleagues in China organized an outing to the Spring Lantern Festival for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients from the Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (SCC). The festival is the first major feast following Chinese New Year and is especially poignant for cancer patients since the paper lanterns symbolize the wish for a bright future.
One particular patient has reason to hope for such a future. In 2019,
SCC provided free colorectal cancer screenings sponsored by American Securities. For Meifang, who participated in a free screening, the results showed that she was in the early stages of CRC and she made the decision to have the necessary surgery. American Securities colleagues visited Meifang in the hospital shortly thereafter.
American Securities continued to support cancer patients and cancer research by raising funds to participate in SCC’s Hope Run in November 2019. Participants include cancer survivors, medical workers, college students, and volunteers.
This year, SCC will be publishing a CRC awareness survey completed
with the assistance of the American Securities team. CRC is the second most common form of cancer in Shanghai after lung cancer. SCC and our American Securities colleagues aim to raise awareness about CRC prevention and treatment.
The Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center engages in clinical practice, medical education, oncological research, and cancer prevention. Founded in 1931 as the first hospital specializing in oncology in China, SCC is deeply committed to providing patients with quality medical services in a palatable and comfortable treatment environment.
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