Greetings of President
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- Greetings of President
Thank you for visiting the National Cancer Center homepage!Today, one in four Koreans dies of cancer. Cancer is fast becoming one of the most serious diseases faced by not only Koreans, but for human kind, and this trend is forecasted to continue in the future.
The battle to cure cancer through prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and research is being fought on both national and international levels. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that one third of all cancers can be averted through preventive measures such as refraining from smoking and vaccination, another third can be completely cured by early detection, and the rest can be overcome through medical research.
Ever since its inception in 2000, the National Cancer Center has persevered to lessen the burden of cancer for Koreans by conducting and offering assistance to cancer research, diagnosing and treating cancer patients, assisting in the National Cancer Control Initiatives, and finally, educating and training cancer specialists. Moreover, the NCC is aggressively backing "The 3rd National Cancer Control Plan (2016)" by devising cancer control policies, promoting cancer research in Korea, and by strengthening the cooperative network forged between Korean cancer-specialized medical institutions and international organizations.
We hope the information carried by our website will help Koreans gain a deeper understanding of "cancer," and look forward to your continued support for our institution, as we strive on towards becoming Korea's suit of armor against this hazardous disease.Thank you very much.
President, National Cancer Center Korea
Kang Hyun Lee