Russian News Agency Praises Vietnam’s Results in Fighting Blood Cancer

Russia’s news agency Sputnik has run an article highlighting Vietnam’s achievements in combating blood cancer on the occasion of World Cancer Day (February 4). The article pointed out that Vietnam has applied the world's advances in blood cancer treatment, conducted a nationwide epidemiological survey on Thalassemia, and ensured blood reserves amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The field of genetics or molecular biology also achieved positive results in the study of genetic mutations in blood cancer, contributing to improving treatment quality and diagnosis of hereditary blood disorders. Vietnam has currently facilitated scientific-technological application to blood donation, noting that an application and a Zalo account were launched by the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in this regard. It cited statistics by Globocan as saying that Vietnam recorded 182,563 new cases of cancer and 122,690 cancer deaths last year, with blood cancer making up 3.4% of the new cases. (Vietnam Plus,