The Role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Palliative Cancer Care


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The Founder and Director of the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM), Prof. Thomas Shanahan, recently had great pleasure in accepting the position of Vice-chairman of a Specialist Committee looking into the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the provision of Palliative Care for Cancer.
The invitation came from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) with whom the ICTCM has had a formal affiliation since the early 2000s.

The invitation was as follows:
“In order to strengthen communication and cooperation in the field of palliative care for cancer between countries (region), The World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies(WFCMS)has authorized Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) to set up the Preparatory Group of “The Specialist Committee of Palliative Care for Cancer of WFCMS”. The Chief (Chairman) of the Specialist Committee is Prof. LIN Lizhu, Director of the Tumor Department of the NO.1 Affiliated Hospital of GUCM.
We think it is a good opportunity for our university to work with you in academic communication about cancer treatment, so we would you like offer you the post of Vice Chief (Chairman) of the Committee.”

The preparatory meeting took place in Guangzhou on December 26th, 2015.

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