MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 22 West Clinic, arecognized leader in cancer care, announced today the opening of West ClinicInternational Shanghai. The 7000 square foot, state-of-the art facility isbeing opened in collaboration with Shanghai Kanglian Hospital and will provide'western-style' comprehensive cancer care. Shanghai represents the secondcenter opened by Memphis-based West Clinic International during the past year.West Clinic International Singapore opened in October, 2006.
Tennessee Governor, Phil Bredesen, and Commissioner of Economic andCommunity Development, Matt Kisber, were present at today's official opening.The event coincides with the Governor's 9-day China Trade Mission whichincluded the opening of the Tennessee-China Development Center in Beijing onOctober 18, 2007.
"West Clinic and literally hundreds of health care companies have madeTennessee a center for innovation and improvement in the quality of caredelivery around the world," said Governor Bredesen. "The expansion of tiesbetween Tennessee and China in the area of health care is a primary focus ofthis trade mission."
"The Chinese government has been very open with us about starting adialogue on the development of facilities like the one announced today," saidCommissioner Kisber. "West Clinic's expertise in this area is extremelyvaluable."
Steven Tucker, MD, FACP will serve as Medical Director for West ClinicInternational Shanghai. Tucker will continue his current role as MedicalDirector for West Clinic International Singapore while assuming responsibilityfor the Shanghai center. Dr. Tucker also serves as President of TheInternational Medical Travel Association and Medical Director for theAccelerated Community Oncology Research Network (ACORN) - Asia Division.
The facility will house full-service laboratory and state-of-the-artimaging technologies including digital x-ray, ultrasound, echocardiography andmammography. The center will offer comprehensive oncology services andtreatments including contemporary chemotherapy, novel targeted therapies,biological therapies, immunotherapy, and anti-angiogenic therapy in additionto genetic and nutritional counseling, palliative care, and pain management.
Access to the latest research and clinical trials will be available topatients through West Clinic International Shanghai's collaboration with theAccelerated Community Oncology Research Network (ACORN). Until recently,access to such clinical trials has been difficult or often impossible forpatients in China.
According to Tucker, "The positive response from patients and families inAsia has been overwhelming. West Clinic International is privileged to offercomprehensive cancer care to such a large and expanding community of people.We are striving to work closely with and integrate into this advancing medicalcommunity."
West Clinic International Shanghai at Shanghai Kanglian Hospital islocated at No. 388 Hongbaoshi Road, Sixth Floor, Changning District, andShanghai 200336. For additional information please call +86 21 6270 4900; Fax+86 21 6270 4942; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; visithttp://www.westclinicshanghai.comDeborah D. Coble Director, Corporate Communications 901-683-0055 x 1312(office) 901-831-1010 (cell) email@example.com
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