Healthcare

18 March 2014

New DNA-editing technology spawns bold UC initiative

BERKELEY —The University of California, Berkeley, and UC San Francisco are launching the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) to lead a revolution in genetic engineering based on a new technology already generating novel strategies for gene therapy and the genetic study of disease. The Li Ka Shing... Read More

23 January 2014

Li Ka Shing Foundation gives US$3 million to Stanford for ‘big data’ initiative

]STANFORD, Calif. — The Li Ka Shing Foundation has provided a US$3 million planning grant to the Stanford University School of Medicine for a new initiative to explore ways of harnessing the vast repositories of biomedical data to improve human health and lower health care costs. This latest gift will... Read More

03 May 2013

Prime Minister joins Sir Ka-shing Li for launch of £90m initiative in big data and drug discovery at Oxford University

(London, 3 May 2013) The new Centre for Health Information and Discovery, made possible with a donation of £20 million from the Foundation, was launched by the Prime Minister David Cameron and Mr. Li Ka-shing. The focus of the new Centre is to tap the potential of “big data” to revolutionise health... Read More

20 March 2013

Faster Treatment Better Results Milestone laid for cancer treatment as State-of-the-art TrueBeam System commences service in public hospital

(Hong Kong, 20 March 2013) The Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF), the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) are pleased to announce that PWH is the first public hospital in Hong Kong to offer the TrueBeam System, the most advanced linear... Read More

15 November 2012

“Heart of Gold” Hong Kong Hospice Service Programme Extended to Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital

(Hong Kong, 15 November 2012) The tenth Hospice Centre established under the “Heart of Gold” Hong Kong Hospice Service Programme, a collaboration programme between the Hospital Authority (HA) and the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF), was opened in Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital today (15 November). The... Read More

10 November 2012

CUHK and HKU Host the 5thAnnual Palliative Care Symposium for Health Care Workers in Chinese Population

(Hong Kong, 10 November 2012) The 5thAnnual Palliative Care Symposium for Health Care Workers in Chinese Population, jointly organized by the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) with the support of... Read More

07 November 2012

19th HKICC Hospice & Palliative Social Work Satellite Symposium – “Multidisciplinary Palliative Collaboration – Consolidation & Harmony”

(Hong Kong, 07 November 2012) Hong Kong is facing a rapidly ageing population. According to Government projection, the population of elderly persons aged 65 or above are expected to increase from 900 thousand at present to 2.1 million in 2030. As incidence of cancer and chronic illnesses is increasing... Read More

23 May 2012

The Palliative Centre of North District Hospital opens striking a chord with ‘Heart of Gold’

(Hong Kong, 23 May 2012)The Palliative Centre of North District Hospital was officially opened on 22nd May 2012. The centre provides hospice and palliative service for terminal cancer patients in a comfortable environment where patients can complete their life journey with dignity. This centre is the... Read More

27 April 2012

“Serene Teen” – New Holistic Child & Youth Wellness Centre to nourish healthy growth and development of children

  (Hong Kong, April 27, 2012) The Li Ka Shing Foundation has made a contribution to the Hospital Authority to establish “Serene Teen” – a Holistic Child and Youth Wellness Centre cum Training Centre at the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. The Centre, to be developed with a donation of... Read More

12 November 2011

Opening Ceremony of The 4thAnnual Palliative Care Symposium for Health Care Workers in Chinese Population

(Hong Kong, 12 November 2011) The 4thAnnual Palliative Care Symposium for Health Care Workers in Chinese Population jointly organized by the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) with the support of the... Read More