The signing ceremony (Source: CPV)

Accordingly, the centre will be a place for the research, diagnosis and treatment of cancers with modern technologies, including proton radiation therapy technology, creating a premise for the implementation of a trial model of cancer treatment hospital using the therapy in Vietnam.

The signing ceremony drew the participation of Prof. Dr. Tran Dai Lam, Director of the Institute for Tropical Technology under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; Arkady Stolpner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Berezin Sergey Medical Institute (MIBS) in St. Petersburg; and Evgeny Grigoriev, Chairman of the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg.

Speaking at the ceremony, Lam said the project opens a new prospect of cooperation with Russia and is the first step for Vietnam to become a cancer treatment centre in Southeast Asia, reported VNA.

Lam also emphasised that it will contribute to the fight against cancers in Vietnam with high efficiency and reasonable costs regarding the use of the most advanced technologies.

After the signing, Stolpner announced that the MIBS will sponsor the cost for sending three Vietnamese children to Russia for free cancer treatment at the MIBS each year./.