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 care in a safe setting without discrimination nor should their right to care be violated regardless of their gender, age, religion, social status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial status. Medical teams shall not refuse to provide care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed and to make an autonomous decision

Patients have the right to obtain full and complete information from their medical team, to ask questions, and to determine their agreement or refusal concerning: diagnosis, treatment (purpose, plans and methods), outcomes of care (including unanticipated outcomes), discharge plan, participation in medical research studies, organ transplantation/donation, etc. Within ethical boundaries, patients may discontinue or refuse treatment, request that the medical team explain and suggest alternative treatments, and reserve the right to make their own decisions.

3. Right to confidentiality

Patients' rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy will not be violated. Patients can expect that all medical records/reports and their personal privacy will be kept confidential unless the patient has given consent or disclosure is permitted by law. To ensure their privacy, patients may be informed that Individuals not directly involved in their care may not be present and that the number of guardians accompanying patients to consultation rooms may be limited.

4. Right to request consultation and mediation

In the event of a medical dispute, patients may request consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency).

5. Right to have values and beliefs respected

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

6. Right to receive care in a safe setting

Patients have the right to receive hospital-provided care where the patient’s medical information is protected and patient safety can be assured. In addition, patients have the right to be protected from possible dangers that can occur in a hospital and to have stability of mind and body.

Patients' Responsibilities

1. Responsibility to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition and must trust and respect the medical team's treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences that result from not following instructions.

2. Responsibility to not use dishonest methods for medical treatment

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

3. Responsibility to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients are expected to treat all hospital staff and other patients with courtesy and respect; to abide by all hospital rules; and to earnestly fulfill their financial obligation to the hospital. Also, patients and their family members are expected to participate in all safety regulations.