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Vietnamese scientists discover plants containing anti-cancer compound

Vietnam's scientists have found phenolic compounds, known to play an important role in cancer prevention, in two plants in Ha Giang Province.

Swedish pharma firm plans $220 mln investment in Vietnam

Leading Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca will invest $220 million to expand its presence in the country.

Wrong cancer diagnosis prompts right career shift

After a wrong cancer diagnosis, Vy Ngoc Tai quit his job to follow his passion. He now runs Vietnam's first business making clay models for the film industry.
April 30, 2019 | 08:15 am GMT+7

Vietnam bans cancer-causing herbicides following Roundup verdict

The Plant Protection Department has announced that based on findings the substance causes cancer, herbicides containing glyphosate are banned.
April 11, 2019 | 04:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnam acts to ban cancer causing herbicides

Vietnam has issued a ban on fresh imports of glyphosate-containing herbicides after a U.S. court ruled they are carcinogenic.
March 26, 2019 | 06:02 pm GMT+7

Hanoi samaritans help children of cancer patients

A charity set up by volunteers enables kids, whose lives have been thrown into turmoil, to continue going to school.
February 04, 2019 | 08:30 am GMT+7

Liver cancer pushes lung cancer to second place in Vietnam

Liver cancer has become the most common cancer in Vietnam for the first time in history, ahead of lung cancer.
December 12, 2018 | 11:10 am GMT+7

80 percent of deaths from disease in Vietnam caused by lifestyle

Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer are becoming an increasingly heavy burden for Vietnam, according to its health ministry.
November 20, 2018 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese-Canadian woman collects trash, saves lives

For 21 years, Gia Tran has been depositing bottles and cans in Vancouver to support the fight against cancer.
October 22, 2018 | 10:09 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese doctors team up with foreign experts to develop new leukemia treatment

The research team have discovered a more effective treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia.
May 10, 2018 | 07:51 am GMT+7

New cancer 'vaccine' completely eliminates tumors in mice

Stanford University researchers successfully used immune stimulators to eliminate cancerous tumors.
February 09, 2018 | 09:05 am GMT+7

Vietnamese cancer patients walk a tightrope as vital medical aid runs dry

Subsidized medication from Switzerland has been held up by excessive red tap in Vietnam.
January 17, 2018 | 04:48 pm GMT+7

Squeezed by sanctions, N. Korea firm hawks cancer cures

A $50 root to 'cure' cancer.
December 01, 2017 | 04:20 pm GMT+7

Saigon woman denied visa to visit dying father in US

This is not the first time U.S. visa controversy has grabbed headlines in Vietnam.
November 23, 2017 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Uphill battle to ban use of cancer-linked white asbestos in Vietnam: experts

Only 25 countries in the world still allow the use of the cheap building material, but at what cost? 
October 08, 2017 | 06:11 pm GMT+7
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