Expert to share on cancer care at Mayo Clinic

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

PANTAI Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) continues to take strides in developing affiliations with top centres of the world.

After the most recent visit by two top Japanese experts to advice on setting up immunotherapy facilities at PJSC and at the Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) laboratory, comes a visit by Professor Jan Buckner from the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA from February 12-16.

Head of the Cancer Centre at Mayo Clinic Professor Jan Buckner is the Professor of Oncology since 1999 at the centre. During his visit to PJSC, he will inspect all the treatment facilities at its cancer centre of excellence, The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) and interact with clinical staff.

He will hold a lecture (open to all doctors) at the PJSC Auditorium tomorrow at 7pm discussing cancer care in Mayo Clinic and utilising Molecular Biomarkers to guide diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours. The presentations will take place at the Lecture Theatre, Level RF.

Executive Director of PJSC Dr Haji Mazrul Adimin bin Haji Awang Besar said that this is a rare opportunity to listen to a world expert and hoped that all doctors would attend as there are no registration fees.

Professor Jan Buckner

The Mayo Clinic is a non-profit academic medical centre based in Rochester, Minnesota, as its main campus with other campuses in Arizona and Florida. It has affiliated facilities in Iowa, Wisconsin and in many areas of Minnesota. In the region, St Lukes Hospital in the global city, Manila, Philippines is affiliated to Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic was ranked number one in the US on the 2018 – 2019 US News and World report and has maintained its top position for the last 27 years. Mayo has approximately 4,500 physicians and scientists. About 3,000 full time research personnel are employed by Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic specialises in treating difficult cases through tertiary care and is focussed on high standards of clinical practice in an integrated manner, research and education. Its residency programmes and fellowships for doctors wishing to specialise are highly competitive and offer excellent education and training.

Mayo Clinic was started by migrant surgeon William Worrall Mayo in 1864, where later his two sons worked after qualifying as doctors in 1883 and 1888. The pillars of the foundation upon which Mayo Clinic grew were on a model of integrated clinical practice.