NTU President Pan-Chyr Yang traveled to New York City in October to join the Yonglin Healthcare Foundation in promoting the NTU Cancer Center at a symposium on "State-of-the-Art Precision Medicine for Cancer Therapy in East Asia" on October 14.
Foxconn Chairperson Terry Guo has donated the funding for several important medical and science buildings through the Yonglin Healthcare Foundation. Among them, the NTU Cancer Center and a proton therapy center are scheduled to open in 2018.
While in New York, President Yang visited such prestigious academic institutions as the Columbia University Medical Center for academic exchanges. He also sought to entice NTU alumni from the college of medicine in the United States to return to Taiwan to join the NTU Cancer Center team and join in developing the center into a truly world-class institution.
Dr. Karen W. Lin, the assistant dean of Global Health at Rutgers University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, moderated the symposium, which was attended by prominent medical scholars and experts from Taiwan and the United States.