BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- An international congress on gastric cancer opened in Beijing Thursday, the first such conference in China.
The 12th International Gastric Cancer Congress (IGCC) has drawn more than 3,000 registered delegates, including one third of them from overseas.
Ji Jiafu, president of the congress, said it will cover prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all stages of gastric cancer, including screening, endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of early gastric cancer, surgery, emerging targeted therapy and provision of psycho-social support.
"We hope the 12th IGCC will be a bridge for communication of research findings and clinical experience, promote standardized treatment, and consequently, to bridge gaps and improve management around the world," he said.
The biennial event is organized by the International Gastric Cancer Association. The 12th IGCC is hosted by Chinese Anti-Cancer Association, Chinese Gastric Cancer Association and Peking University Cancer Hospital.