Ajou University Hospital Cancer Center

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Mison Chun
Address 164 Worldcup Road
Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, 443-721

Korea, Republic of

Contact +82 31 219 5889 -
Web Ajou University Hospital Cancer Center

Centre history

Ajou University Hospital, founded in 1994 by Daewoo Education Foundation is acute hospital serving patients in southern part of Gyeonggi Province. We provides the best medical treatment to in-patients, out-patient, ambulatory service with a range of clinical specialties through the latest medical technology. Our main building renovated recently allowed whole floor dedicated to cancer centers (Stomach cancer, Lung cancer, Colorectal cancer, Breast cancer, Liver cancer and Gynecologic cancer). In 2011, Ajou University cancer center was designated a one of Regional Cancer Center in Korea.

Department profile

Ajou University Hospital operates wards with 1,086 beds. There are 3,480 staff including 430 medical professionals, 1,080 nurses and 300 medical technicians. Our hospital is equipped with updated diagnostic and treatment machines including Robot surgery. The integrative medicine center in Ajou university hospital provides comprehensive and continuous integrative care for cancer patient and their family with psychosocial support and symptom relief depending on their own distress level and needs since year 2011.

Areas of specialisation

Ajou University Hospital Cancer Center is comprised of 6 centers run by multidisciplinary team and Integrative medicine center.

  • Stomach cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Integrative medicine

The palliative care team is comprised of:

  • 5 palliative specialist(oncology, family medicine)
  • Palliative nurses
  • Social worker
  • Psychologist, Specialists in Rehab. Medicine
  • Home care nurse
  • Nutrition expert
  • Emergency service team
  • Chaplain and volunteers

Palliative and supportive care


Palliative care service at Ajou University Hospital Cancer Center provide by the clinical oncologists. and it strives to provide a comprehensive service for both in and out patients. Since year 2011, for outpatient who need symptomatic relief or psychosocial support, we provide the counseling and appropriate referral as needed. For patient who needs end of life care from cancer, the team (physician, nurse, social worker and/or psychologist) evaluate their needs and make the plan with family together. Based on Understanding the unique needs of terminally ill patients, we provide appropriate medical care including relief of symptoms and psychosocial support to promote comfort through their remaining life. We have 8 beds for hospice care patients. After resolution of acute needs such as pain control/emergency care etc., then patients are transferred to their own home (with Home care nurse arrangement) or to the facilities depending on their medical needs.