Novel therapy may help cure colon cancer

VOV.VN - An emerging cancer therapy has colon tumours surrounded and holds great promise for a cure of the deadly and debilitating disease, say medical personnel at the University Medical Centre in Ho Chi Minh City.

On July 21 the Centre announced breakthroughs in the use of infrared laparoscopy with indocyanine green (ICG), a cyanine dye used in medical diagnostics, that has markedly increased the efficiency of treating the disease.

In many cases this new therapy developed by Vietnamese researchers, approved by the Ministry of Health and only currently available in Vietnam has resulted in complete remission of the cancer.

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Vietnam, says the Centre, with the number of patients diagnosed with the disease having risen significantly over the past decade.

However, with this new novel treatment all that may change during our lifetime.


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