Hubei Cancer Hospital (HBCH) was founded in 1973 and is a major Class A tertiary cancer hospital under the jurisdiction of the Health Commission of Hubei Province. The hospital is devoted to cancer prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, research and education. The hospital is also known as Hubei Cancer Research Institute, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the sister hospital of Buffett Cancer Center, Hubei Cancer Center, Hubei Provincial Cancer Prevention Office, Hubei Provincial Cancer Quality Control Center and designated hospital for medical insurance in Hubei Province and Wuhan City, new rural cooperative medical care and commercial insurance.