编者按：2016年4月23日，探讨亚洲胸外科合作的第一次协商会议在北京召开，由 AME 出版社和 Medtronic 创伤外科联合举办。本次会议邀请了亚洲各国/地区的胸外科专家，共同讨论联合亚洲，建立胸外科协会的可能性。编者在会议后，采访了台湾和信治癌中心医院的刘家全教授。
Did you always know you wanted to become a surgeon, or is that something that happened along the way?
Many new surgical techniques keep coming out like uniportal/tubeless-vats, what’s the most attractive/challenging one to you?
What are the biggest challenges for those who are embarking on a career as a surgeon? What advices would you like to give to those potential surgeons?
AME is going to publish a new book entitled Lung Cancer Precision Medicine. What do your think about this new book/treatment?
Chia-Chuan Liu, MD
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taiwan.
Dr. Chia-Chuan Liu graduated from China Medical University in 1992, and completed his residency and fellowship training in the Veteran General Hospital-Taipei in 2000. He has a short-term visit to Duke University and Pittsburg Presbyterian hospital in 2007 for more advance minimally invasive surgery about lung and esophageal cancer. He now heads the thoracic surgery division in Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, the first cancer specific hospital in Taiwan, and has chaired the minimally invasive committee since 2008 till 2012.
His clinical interest is multimodality and minimally invasive surgery for lung and esophageal cancer. He initiated the VATS forum in Taiwan early in 2005, doing live demonstration surgery for VATS lobectomy and minimally invasive esophagectomy for both Taiwan and foreign chest surgeons, collaborated with other leaders to set up animal lab workshop in Taiwan, and been invited frequently as a foreign speaker in many conferences and training programs in Asia. He is also now further engaged in establishing the “Taiwan Esophageal Cancer Study Group” and published several articles based on a national-wide database – Taiwan Cancer Registry, and on single port VATS techniques for lung cancer.