CNU Hwasun Hospital Selects for All Oncology Treatments in 2014

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Based in South Korea, CNU Hwasun Hospital is considered one of the leading oncology hospitals in Asia and around the world. International patients benefit from outstanding standards of care and very competitive prices, making South Korea one of the preferred destinations for cancer treatment and orthopedic surgery abroad.

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As the first National University Hospital to be accredited by JCI (Joint Commission International), CNU Hwasun Hospital is known for securing patients' safety and delivering quality of care that meets the best international standards.

On January 23rd, CNU Hwasun Hospital in South Korea became the official sponsor for all oncology procedures and cancer treatment abroad, which is now available at, the international website that connects patients with oncology specialists worldwide.

"At CNU Hwasun Hospital we have been working with allPrivateHealth for some time now, and we felt that its unique business model really helped CNU Hospital in achieving the international reach that we need on the internet," confirms CNU's operations and marketing director Mr. William Chang.

Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital (CNU Hwasun Hospital) provides state-of-the-art medical care in a refreshingly natural environment. As the first National University Hospital to be accredited by JCI (Joint Commission International), CNU hospital is known for securing patients' safety and delivering quality of care that meet the best international standards. CNU Hwasun Hospital ranks inside the top hospitals for cancer treatment, orthopedic surgery and the treatment of joint diseases.

"We are thrilled to appoint CNU Hwasun Hospital as the official sponsor for all oncology areas on our international platform. From today, patients visiting allPrivateHealth's oncology pages will be just 1 click away from connecting directly with the expert medical team at CNU Hospital and will be able to request information directly from this leading hospital," says allPrivateHealth's country manager Sarah J. Davis.

CNU Hwasun Hospital has developed a unique infrastructure that allows its medical team to work within very specialized areas for the treatment of cancer. The department of Neurosurgery offers surgical treatment of brain tumor and other neurosurgical disease. The brain tumor team has performed 2500 cases of brain tumor surgery over the past 20 years. Since 2000, CNU Hospital introduced neuronavigation system as a surgical tool, offering safe and radical tumor resection, and it has been used for tumor surgery. Gamma Knife (type C) was installed in May 2004, and it has been operated by expert neurosurgeons since. The brain tumor clinic & gamma knife center takes a multidisciplinary approach for each case to provide optimal treatment of brain tumor.

The department of Endocrine Surgery manages the patients with tumors originating from thyroid, parathyroid, gland and breast diseases, including cancer. Over 750 patients per year undergo operations for breast cancer and endocrine tumors at CNU Hwasun Hospital. Recently, CNU developed the sentinel node sampling techniques using dye and radioisotope for early breast cancer, which lessens the postoperative morbidity due to the extensive axillary dissection. Endoscopic thyroidectomy can be also performed for the selected patients with benign thyroid nodules. CNU Hospital is pioneering some basic research on dendritic cell therapy for the treatment of breast cancer sufferers.

Other departments include Gastroenterologic Surgery and Urology. "In 2014 we will be using allPrivateHealth to ensure that more international patients know about our expertise in all types of cancer surgery, and how we can really help them by improving their condition in every way possible," says Mr William Chang.

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