Natalia Kochanova: Belarus has made a new step in cancer treatment

Natalia Kochanova: Belarus has made a new step in cancer treatment

Cancer treatment in Belarus has reached a new level, say international experts who gathered in Minsk today. The Belarusian capital is hosting the 9th congress of oncologists and radiologists of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia. It will last 2 days.

It is expected that by the end of the forum, the physicians will identify new methods of early diagnosis and effective treatment.

Belarus uses a new generation of drugs to fight oncology. About 60% of drugs used to this end are produced in Belarus.

Nina Sharashenidze, hematologist (Georgia):
You have a very developed oncology treatment system; you boast a wonderful Transplantation Center, where bone marrow is transplanted in case of hematological diseases. You also do liver transplantation. In general, you can boast all this, because you have great successes in hematology and oncology.

Natalia Kochanova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
We do have this service developed at a serious level. In 2015, in October, we introduced unique facilities: a molecular genetic laboratory and the Center for Positron Emission Tomography, which is a new step in the treatment and the diagnosis of cancer. Treatment of cancer patients and others is quite affordable in Belarus.