Comprehensive cancer medicine: Charité cooperates with oncology centre in Seoul

Memorandum of Understanding between CCCC and SCCC

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Berlin, 27 July, 2023

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center in Seoul have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

The aim of the cooperation is to promote and further develop cancer medicine through intensive cooperation and exchange on care and oncological research. To this end, the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) and the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) are working together intensively and exchanging information on cancer therapies and oncological research.

The cooperation also includes joint research activities and the mutual exchange of medical staff for training and further education.

In addition, both partners are actively working together on the digital transformation in the areas of computer-assisted support systems as well as medical technology development and agree on management tasks.

On the occasion of the signing, Prof. Dr. Martin E. Kreis, Chief Medical Officer of Charité stressed that “Healthcare is a global issue and we have the opportunity to cooperate intensively with another world-leading centre in cancer treatment The SCCC stands for advanced interdisciplinary treatment and state-of-the-art medical equipment.

“Equally important to the Korean colleagues are prevention and rehabilitation as well as a focus on education and research. With this cooperation, we can improve personalised cancer medicine in both institutions for the benefit of the patients.

Prof. Dr Ulrich Keilholz, Director of the CCCC, added: “The Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center is the integrative tumour centre of the Charité. The cooperation with the similarly organised SCCC will provide both institutions with new impulses and help the experts to improve cancer research and care structures.

“The common interests range from complementary research on preclinical tumour models to digitalised ‘Patient-Reported Outcome Measurements’ (PROMs). We are also interested in the Cancer Education Center integrated in Seoul, which educates patients, relatives and visitors about the different aspects of cancer and the possible treatment methods.”

Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center was founded in Seoul in 2008. It is Korea’s first and largest medical cancer centre. The aim of the centre is to provide comprehensive cancer care and support for patients from diagnosis to life after treatment.

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