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Cancer Chemo-prevention Forum held in Beijing

By Liu Zhihua ( chinadaily.com.cn ) Updated: 2016-08-08 16:12:32

The 2016 Cancer Chemo-prevention Forum was recently held in Beijing.

Organized by Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the forum focused on the development of cancer chemo-prevention in China.

Chemo-prevention uses cancer preventative substances that are either natural, are taken from a living source, or developed in a laboratory, to prevent the disease from developing.

China has witnessed rise in cases of cancer and death caused due to it in the past four decades. As many as 3.09 million Chinese were found suffering from cancer, while 1.96 million died, the 2013 Cancer Registry Annual Report states. The report was released by the National Central Cancer Registry, an agency under the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

Top oncologists and cancer chemo-prevention scientists from home and abroad, including renowned academician Chung S Yang, John L Colaizzi and Ernest Mario among others attended the forum.

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