Roche Pharma Vietnam and K Hospital Cooperate to Improve Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Capacity

4:32:45 PM | 8/2/2022

On August 2, 2022, Roche Pharma Vietnam and K Hospital signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation to improve the professional capacity of the hospital’s medical staff, strengthen cooperation between domestic and foreign oncology organizations and xperts, as well as carry out joint activities for the benefit of patients and the community.

It was estimated that there were 182,563 new cancer cases and 122,690 cancer deaths in Vietnam in 2020 [1]. Both cancer incidence and mortality rates have been increasing over the years. Cancer not only causes unbearable pain for the patient, but it also drains their and their family’s mental health and finances.

To improve the effectiveness of cancer prevention and treatment while reducing its social burden, Roche Pharma Vietnam and K Hospital officially signed the MoU with six main contents. These focus on improving diagnostic and treatment capacity; patient support programs; enhanced connection and experience-exchange with international organizations; implementing key projects on breast cancer and liver cancer; and building a database to support treatment and patient care.

Prof. Dr. Le Van Quang, Director of K Hospital, said: "As a leading hospital in the field of oncology, we understand the enormous difficulties facing patients and society from the increasing number of cancer cases. K Hospital is pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Roche Pharma Vietnam to fulfill our shared goal of bringing the best to patients and the community through comprehensive capacity building in management, diagnosis and treatment of oncology."

Lennor Carrillo, General Director of Roche Pharma Vietnam, shared: "As one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with more than 125 years of history, Roche has always strived to fulfill its commitment to assist patients to access advanced therapies while easing the financial burden on society. With a shared vision that puts the patient's health and interests first, I believe that the tie-up will bring real and long-term value to patients and the community."

In 2021, Roche Vietnam and K Hospital implemented a project on "Enhancing access to advanced therapies for high-risk breast cancer patients in the 2020-2025 period" at the hospital level. Within the framework of the program, 1,050 women over 40 years of age and at high risk of breast cancer in Hanoi were screened free of charge. About 17 online counseling programs were carried out to raise community awareness about breast cancer, with over 340 thousand views. At the same time, many training and professional enhancement programs for breast cancer multimodality treatment have been implemented, along with programs to strengthen clinical research capacity at the hospital.

D.A (Vietnam Business Forum)