Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center

As Korea's largest independent building with 11 floors aboveground, 8 floor underground, the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center now provides the most comprehensive care for cancer patients in Asia.

Creating a New Standard for Cancer Center

With the construction of an eco-friendly yet futuristic infrastructure, the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center aims to create a new standard for cancer care; covering prevention, examination, medical care, treatment, education, research and rehabilitation.
The top-of-the-line medical services that Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center provides start with the trusted expertise of staffs, the world's best cancer treatment systems, and personalized education and consultations.

Advanced Interdisciplinary Treatment / One-stop Treatment

So as to provide the swiftest and most precise treatment, Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center developed an interdisciplinary treatment system and a One-stop Consultation system. Outpatient consultation rooms and examination rooms are assigned for each type of cancer, and a Professor's Office located at the center of the inpatient ward enables speedy treatment.
Moreover, by building Korea's largest Cancer Ambulatory Treatment Center with 78 beds, Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center made it possible for patients to receive daily anti-cancer treatment without having to be hospitalized.
Meanwhile, through interdisciplinary treatment methods, staff members at the cancer center are collaborating with relevant staffs at Samsung Medical Center to treat cancer patients' comorbid conditions such as diabetes, heart-diseases or hypertension.

Cutting-Edge Medical Equipment

To provide the highest quality treatment and care possible, Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center has the most up-to-date medical equipments including Novalis (the most advanced radiotherapy delivery system), IGRT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy), the Da Vinci System (high-accuracy robotic surgery system), and MR-HIFU (Magnetic Resonance-based High Intensity Focused Ultrasound).
In 2015, Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center is scheduled to introduce Proton Therapy which would target and destroy cancerous cells more efficiently.

Personalized Medical Services

To ensure the utmost care and comfort of its patients, Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center guarantees solicitous services provided by our experienced nurses, an inpatient pharmacy and convenient administration processes to name just a few.
Housed within the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Cancer Education Center (the first of its kind in Korea) provides information about the various aspects of cancer and raises awareness about the treatments available to patients, their families and even to visitors. In addition, the Cancer Education Center provides a continuous program of integrated education classes including music therapy, art therapy and laughing therapy in favor of the patients.

Reinforcing Cancer Research & Nurturing Superb Medical Human Resources

In effort to become a world-class medical institution that specializes in cancer treatment, Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center expanded its Cancer Various measures such as Research Professor System were taken to strengthen basic and clinical research conducted within the cancer center. Moreover, to nurture superb medical professionals, Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center had recently created various exchange programs for young and promising doctors; providing them with the opportunity to receive extensive medical training overseas at prestigious medical institutions. Additionally, the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center runs a variety of specialized courses in its commitment to rear experts in each medical field.

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Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.

Patients’Responsibilities

1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.