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Conference on advances in cancer treatment

Update: September, 23/2017 - 01:00
Cancer patients receive chemotherapy at the Military Hospital Photo Thu Hằng
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Nearly 400 Vietnamese and foreign experts discussed the treatment of cancers at the annual 21st Scientific Conference held in HCM City on Friday.

The conference, titled “Oncology Prevention and Treatment”, gathered 17 oncologists from Singapore’s National University Cancer Institute and National Cancer Centre, Japan’s Okayama Saiseikai General Hospital and Sapporo Digestive Disease Centre General Hospital, South Korea’s Samsung Medical Centre and Chungbuk National University, and the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia.

They discussed advances in systemic treatment of breast cancer, interventional endoscopy in pancreatic and biliary cancers, the use of advanced radiotherapy techniques in metastatic disease, and use of mobile physical examination vehicles for early detection of cancer.

It was a good opportunity to learn about advanced procedures and technologies for cancer treatment, said Major General Nguyễn Hồng Sơn, director of the Military Hospital 175 -- the conference organiser.

The event was held to mark the 5th anniversary of the hospital’s oncology centre. —VNS













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