Bulletin Spring‧Summer, 2008

Free Bowel Cancer Test for Citizens T o raise public awareness of bowel health and promote periodic screening, the Institute of Digestive Disease of CUHK launched the five- year 'Bowel Cancer in Hong Kong: Education, Promotion and Screening' project. The programme will allow 10,000 asymptomatic individuals aged over 50 to undergo free bowel cancer screening tests. The details of the project include the establishment of the CUHK Jockey Club Bowel Cancer Education Centre. Through the centre's education programmes, it is hoped that the public will have a better understanding of the disease, its associated risk factors, treatment methods and means of prevention. Bowel cancer is the second most common malignancy in Hong Kong. The institute recommends people aged over 50 to undergo a fecal occult blood test once a year or a colonoscopy once every 10 years. Participating in Italy's 'Research to Business' Exhibition C UHK joined delegates from 31 countries to display its latest technological innovations in the 'Research to Business' (R2B) 2008 exhibition held in Bologna, Italy in June. Participation in overseas exhibitions is one of the major platforms for CUHK to develop technology transfer. 'The R2B exhibition in Italy is a new channel for presenting the University's technological innovations to overseas business communities. It is also an ideal platform for exchanging experiences with overseas universities in the areas of technology transfer and promotion of industrial collaboration,' said Prof. Wong Kam-fai, director of Centre for Innovation and Technology at CUHK. Activities and Events   55