According to the Tianjin Daily, Tianjin is currently constructing the largest cancer prevention, treatment and research facility in Asia.
On June 27, construction of the comprehensive cancer prevention and treatment research center, with a gross floor area of 93,000-square meters, started at Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital.
Upon completion, the hospital will have 1,800 beds, be able to serve 500,000 outpatients, and perform over 20,000 surgical operations annually.
The hospital will become the largest cancer prevention, treatment and research base in Asia, incorporating fundamental oncological research, clinical treatment and high-end training.
The center plans to make a breakthrough in integrating clinical treatment and scientific research; seven clinical research centers will be constructed, with a view to realizing a "seamless interconnection" between clinical treatment and scientific research.