Tokyo (VNA) – The National Cancer Centre Japan (NCCJ) has recently launched a cooperative project with five Southeast Asian countries to develop cancer genomic medicines and other new drugs to provide better treatment for patients. The Atlas project, which involves in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, aims to develop targeted therapies for rare types of cancer, as well as provide opportunities for people outside of Japan to receive advanced treatment. Cancer genomics uses technologies such as sequencing to identify DNA alterations and help doctors create customized treatment for an individual's cancer. According to the centre, parts of Southeast Asia lack the medical systems required to address the rising number of cancer patients that has accompanied population growth and economic development. By expanding clinical trials to patients of other countries and sharing data, the project aims to accelerate the development of prospective drugs. Japan will … [Read more...] about Japan, five Southeast Asian countries collaborate in cancer research
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The recently launched project, named Atlas, would see Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines develop therapies to treat rare forms of cancer, as well as improve access to cancer treatment across the countries, Vietnam News Agency reported. … [Read more...] about Japan launches Southeast Asian cancer research project to improve treatment, access
In Thursday’s press release, the U.S. State Department affirms that the country stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its ASEAN partners to mitigate the current pandemic, and also to strengthen ASEAN’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future zoonotic and other infectious disease outbreaks. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
Berlin (VNA) – The Berlin ASEAN Committee held the ASEAN Day in the German capital city on October 25, aiming to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation between ASEAN countries and Germany. The annual event saw the presence of Director General for Asia and the Pacific at the German Federal Foreign Office Ina Lepel, member of the German federal parliament and head of the Germany-ASEAN Parliamentary Friendship Group Renate Kuenast, and diplomats from ASEAN countries. In his speech, Vietnamese Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung, head of the Berlin ASEAN Committee, highlighted the bloc’s achievements over the last five decades, which have turned ASEAN into a united, strong and comprehensively cohesive community that has greatly helped to maintain regional peace, stability, cooperation and development. It has been playing an increasing role in the region and the world, the diplomat affirmed. ASEAN’s relations with the European Union (EU) and Germany have developed … [Read more...] about ASEAN Day bolsters Southeast Asian countries’ ties with Germany
Hanoi (VNA) - Malaysia confirmed 62 new COVID-19 cases on September 7, ten times higher than that recorded the previous day, according to the country’s Ministry of Health. This marked the highest number of new cases in Malaysia in a single day since June 4. Of the new 62 cases, 56 were local transmissions, including 50 linked to the Benteng Lahad Datu (LD) cluster in Sabah. Cumulatively, the country’s total number of coronavirus infections since the outbreak began in January is 9,459, including 9,124 recoveries and 128 deaths. The same day, the Philippines announced the number of new COVID-19 cases at 1,383, the lowest since June 14. This also marked the third straight day the country reported less than 3,000 new cases. The bulk of the newest infections were still logged in Metro Manila at 525, followed by Laguna with 137 new cases, Batangas with 99, Negros Occidental with 77, and Cavite with 69. The country’s tally stands at 238,727, with 184,906 fully … [Read more...] about COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asian nations on the rise