Eric Huang, Head of the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania and Taiwanese delegation visited the National Cancer Institute. Dovilė Šakalienė, Lithuanian Parlamentarian, a member of the National Security and Defense Committee of Seimas, and a member of the Parliamentary Relations Group with the Republic of China (Taiwan), also visited the NCI along with the delegation.
There was a tour of the NCI for the guests. The delegation visited the Departments of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Medical Oncology and External Beam Radiotherapy. The specialists working here introduced the guests to the modern possibilities of cancer diagnosis and treatment, the technologies used by NCI, and told about personalized cancer treatment.
Later, a meeting was held with the head of the NCI, professor Sonata Jarmalaitė and NCI Scientific Secretary, doctor Ernestas Janulionis. The possibilities of cooperation between NCI and Taiwanese researchers were discussed in the meeting. "We are very interested in this hospital. Our researchers work in oncology, have extensive experience in the commercialization and transfer of scientific achievements to the clinic. I think that the scientists of NCI and Taiwanese researchers could carry out joint projects in the future,”- said E. Huang, Head of the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania.
"As you have seen, NCI has many modern technologies and options for diagnosing and treating cancer, as well as extremely rare cases of the disease. Thus, NCI has a lot of advanced research departments, Biobank, we are focusing on personalized medicine. We see great importance in collaborating with your researchers and clinicians,”- said the head of NCI, prof. S. Jarmalaitė.
The Parlamentarian D. Šakalienė emphasized that the cooperation between the NCI and Taiwanese researchers would contribute to the progress of diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases and patient welfare.
"It is wonderful that we had this meeting. Lithuanian medics are known all over the world for their diligence and professionalism. Therefore, I believe that if NCI and Taiwanese researchers and clinicians work together, they will achieve amazing results. As a resident of Lithuania, I would be very happy to see NCI expand its technological capabilities in cooperation with Taiwanese specialists, thus saving more lives of oncological patients. I believe that Taiwanese researchers and clinicians would also gain useful experience from NCI experts,”- said Parliamentarian D. Šakalienė.