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Yonsei University Health System has its roots in Kwanghyewon and Chejungwon, Korea’s first-ever modern health centers, and is the epicenter and pride in Korea’s history of modern medicine. Based on 120 years of tradition, Yonsei Cancer Center was established in 1969, and continues to play an unparalleled role in the field of cancer treatment to this day.
With a reputation of being Korea’s ‘first’ cancer center
combined with the expertise of the ‘best’ medical team, Yonsei Cancer Center will open the doors to a new chapter in the history of cancer treatment. A new type of medical center specializing in cancer with a custom patient-centered system! In 2013, Yonsei Cancer Center will make its grand debut.
the FIRST and the BEST
Yonsei Cancer Center
“ The main feature of Yonsei Cancer Center scheduled to open in 2013 is its patient-centered medical treatment system. To make this possible, we provide a unique medical service and treatment system unlike any other by introducing not only an excellent interior environment, but cutting-edge medical equipment and management system."
First of all, the building itself shows consideration for its patients. With design that integrates nature with architectural beauty, we hope that this will serve as a place for not only bodily healing, but healing of the heart.
Yonsei Cancer Center, which will take its place as the cancer center of your dreams, shows its professionalism even through its facilities. The building with 15 floors above ground and 6 floors below, will hold 476 sickbeds, 18 operation rooms, and a 100-person capacity anti-cancer drug treatment center.
“More than anything, Yonsei Cancer Center operates 15 specialty clinics compared to the 3-4 clinics in earlier cancer centers. In addition, we will expand and subdivide the various cancer treatments to include cancers most common to Koreans such as gastric cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer, as well as cancers common to the western world such as pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, and head and neck cancer."
Not only that, but we provide an upgraded Total Care Service with the establishment of an Integrated Treatment System. The Integrated Treatment System involves medical specialists from various fields to come together to plan a customized treatment plan according to the needs of each individual cancer patient. Tumor-specializing nurses, pharmacists and nutritionists also participate in this process to provide patients with services after the surgical procedure. A patient-centered treatment system where the medical team prepares a customized treatment plan for each patient! Yonsei Cancer Center will lead the new paradigm for cancer treatment in the 21st Century. Yonsei Cancer Center provides the best treatment with the use of cutting-edge cancer treatment equipment. By utilizing the robotic surgical system, da Vinci, adopted in 2005, to all surgical procedures, we have marked a new epoch in cancer treatment by integrating state-of-the-art technology with medical practice.
“What you’re looking at is high-tech medical equipment known as direct TomoTherapy. It provides intensive radiation treatment by turning its body 360 degrees, and is especially effective for treating cancers in structurally-complicated areas of the body such as head and neck cancer.”
In addition, Yonsei Cancer Center’s customized Radiation Therapy Center will acquire proton therapy equipment-also referred to as the dream solution for curing tumors, Cyberknife-a non-invasive radiotherapy device, MRgFUS (Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound)-a device that combines MRI and ultrasound, and IOERT-a mobile linear accelerator that minimizes treatment time through the direct application of electron radiation to the residual tumor or tumor bed. With such cutting-edge medical equipment, Yonsei Cancer Center is getting closer to conquering cancer. Yonsei Cancer Center will not only provide medical treatment, but will also conduct clinical and translational research for the development of new drugs including anti-cancer drugs. We will make great efforts to develop new drugs and treatment methods suitable for Asians by researching treatment methods combining westernized and Asian cancer treatment patterns.
“Yonsei Cancer Center has been at the forefront of cancer treatment in Korea for the past 40 years! The establishment of Yonsei Cancer Center will be the culmination of know-how and advanced medical practice. Yonsei Cancer Center will go on to become not only a national, but global model and standard in the field of cancer treatment.”
With our patient-centered medical treatment system, Yonsei Cancer Center will take care of you and your loved ones from treatment to maintenance. In 2013, we will take a grand step towards our dream of conquering cancer 99.9%.