Việt Nam Cancer Association president Nguyễn Chấn Hùng speaks at the Hà Nội Cancer Prevention 2020 on Friday in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 1,000 health experts and doctors shared professional experience and the latest scientific research on cancer treatment at a cancer symposium on Friday in Hà Nội.
The two day event, entitled Hà Nội Cancer Prevention 2020, was organised by the Hà Nội Oncology Hospital in collaboration with the Việt Nam Cancer Association.
Speaking at the event, the Hà Nội Oncology Hospital director Bùi Vinh Quang said that over the past years, the Hà Nội Oncology Hospital has applied many new techniques into cancer examination and treatment to meet the increasing demand for medical examination and treatment of people in Hà Nội.
“The hospital always wants to update and share new knowledge with practical value for medical staff in order to increase the quality of diagnosis and effectiveness of treatment, prolonging the life of cancer patients,” said Quang.
Quang added that the conference was an opportunity for health workers and leading experts in the field of oncology nationwide as well as internationally to share their expertise, scientific research, gain new knowledge, apply practice to improve the quality and efficiency of medical examination and treatment for people.
Participants heard that cancer had become a common burden for the world, including Việt Nam. According to statistics from Globocan, in 2018 there were 164,671 new cancer cases nationwide in Việt Nam, of which the number of deaths was 114,871. These statistics have tripled over the past 30 years.
During the two-day event, participants will focus discussions on various oncology fields such as cancer immunity, targeted treatment, advanced radiotherapy techniques, radiotherapy surgery, plastic surgery in cancer treatment, laparoscopic surgery and robot surgery, nuclear medicine, clinical pharmacy and hospital quality management.
Leaders of the Hà Nội Oncology hospital receive the second-class Labour Medal for the hospital’s contribution to the cause of healthcare and protection in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
The event also marked 20 years of the Hà Nội Oncology Hospital. On the occasion, the hospital received the second-class Labour Medal from Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng for its contribution to cancer prevention for women in Hà Nội over the years.
The Hà Nội Oncology Hospital recently was recognised as a high level hospital with specialised techniques in oncology in Việt Nam. The hospital also directed specialised techniques to help lower level hospitals as well as supporting the National Cancer (K) Hospital in cancer examination and treatment activities.
With 600 beds and nearly 600 staff, the hospital has invested in a modern and comprehensive system of medical equipment to meet all fields of oncology including internal medicine, surgery, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, palliative care and intervention treatment. — VNS