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Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)

Research institute in Beijing, China.

Founded in 1956, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) is the only state-level academic center for medical sciences in China and multidiscipline medical research institution.

Founded in 1917, Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) is the first key medical school to offer eight-year curriculum on clinical medicine and undergraduate courses on nursing in China.

CAMS and PUMC have been leaders in modern medicine in China for over a century.

Today, CAMS and PUMC produce world-class medical research and educations, shoulder the responsibility of advising the Chinese government on pivotal health care and medical education reforms.

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Details last updated 26-Dec-2019

People at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)

Chen Wang

President of CAMS and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC).

Robert Chunhua Zhao

Professor of Medicine at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) News

Healthy ageing: addressing the global challenge of quality life years

Live Forever Club - 24-Oct-2023

Extending healthy years, not just lifespan, as populations age


Smoking increases the risk of 22 causes of death and 56 diseases in Chinese adults

Oxford Population Health - 22-Jul-2023

Immediate action needed to avoid health and economic burden of premature deaths and disease morbidity


No safe alcohol consumption for stroke risk

BBC - 05-Apr-2019

Drinking small amounts of alcohol looking less likely to be good for health


Spice up your meals, live longer

Guardian - 29-Dec-2016

Curry, ginger, chili peppers help slow aggressive tumours growth. Could also help to fight arthr...


Regular chilli pepper consumption increases life expectancy

NetDoctor - 05-Aug-2015

Huge study published in the BMJ of around half a million participants in the China Kadoorie Bioba...