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Children’s hospital adopts gold health standards on cancer

Shanghai Children’s Medical Center became the first in China to adopt the gold health standards under the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a US-based non-governmental organization that targets raising workplace wellness to prevent cancer, officials said yesterday.

The standards include carrying out cancer prevention like creating a tobacco-free workplace, offering nutritious food and organizing physical activity, offering cancer screening to employees and more.

“The workplace is where an adult spends a large part of his life, so health education and cancer prevention in the workplace is important,” said Martin Murphy, a cancer expert and the NGO’s chief executive officer. “In China, controlling smoking is extremely important. While people are talking about pollution, cigarettes are the real killer.”

Doctors said people could reduce the risk of cancer by quitting smoking, eating healthier, getting more exercise and having annual medical checkups.


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