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Medical Director Speaks at Health Care Conference

Medical Director Speaks at Health Care Conference

Dr. Ramesh Rengan was invited by the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China to deliver a presentation during the China – U.S. Hospital Leadership Symposium in Beijing in October. The symposium was co-hosted by the Chinese Vice Minister of the Commission, Cui Li, and the U.S. Health and Human Services Acting Deputy Director, Mary Wakefield. In addition to the SCCA Proton Therapy Center, medical leaders from UCLA and OHSU and United Family Healthcare also spoke.

Dr. Rengan’s speech, Radiation Oncology in the Era of Precision Medicine: The SCCA Precision Oncology Program, gave 200 Chinese hospital administrators an overview of precision medicine and cancer treatment at SCCA. Dr. Rengan had the opportunity to discuss the evolution of radiation therapy and how the physics of protons are applied to cancer treatments. The time in Beijing resulted in a number of conversations with medical leaders to start to explore partnerships between the SCCA Proton Therapy Center and Beijing cancer treatment centers. In addition to relationships with Chinese hospitals, the Center has started to have more patient materials translated into Chinese. The start of that effort can be seen here with some of the website content. The physicians at the Center are often invited to share their expertise on proton therapy to international audiences and we welcome those opportunities to expand the clinical understanding of proton therapy worldwide.