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Med in Japan Newsletter No.3 December 2012

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Gastrointestinal Cancer in Japan : Lifelong Lessons

Japanese hospitals are recognized world-wide for their expertise in the treatment of gastroenterological cancer. A report from the Japan National Cancer Center shows that the survival rate among Japanese gastroenterological cancer patients is high compared to those in other medically advanced nations such as the USA and the nations of Europe.

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Pediatric Live-donor Transplantation in Japan

Live-donor liver transplant was developed in Japan to compensate for the fact that Japan has been slow to adopt the practice of harvesting organs from brain-dead donors, and Japanese physicians are the acknowledged leaders in this field.

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Experiences with the Written Second Opinion Service

Med in Japan arranges to receive a written second opinion that highlights the Japanese approach to treatment of patient with his condition and that recommends medications not yet being used in his current treatment.

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Health Tips: The Power of Japanese Green Tee

Several medical studies show Japanese green tea to aid in the prevention of numer- ous diseases, including Sjogren’s syndrome, renal damage, hypertension, inflammation, oxidative stress, gastric carci- noma, prostate cancer, and others.

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What's new

●“Heavy Ion Radiotherapy Guide” Website is now open! The website “Heavy Ion Radiotherapy Guide” developed by a team, including Med in Japan, was launched online on November 1st, 2012. Initialized by Prof. Dr. Hirohito Tsujii, fellow radiologists from National Institute of Radiological Science and world-renowned expert on heavy ion radiotherapy, together with medical supervisors from all heavy ion radiotherapy facilities in Japan, the website is world first innovative site for advanced radiotherapy.

●Med in Japan joined the Abu Dhabi Medical Congress 2012

●Med in Japan participated in the “Japan-Kazakhstan Medical Exchange Seminar”

●Med in Japan held seminars on medical services in Okinawa

Med in Japan Newsletter No.3 December 2012