The signing ceremony of the Russian-Japanese
Memorandum of Understanding on the creation of Russias first ion therapy
centre was held at the Healthy Life Area at the 5th Eastern
Economic Forum, organized by The Roscongress
The parties to the memorandum
were the FSBI National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Ministry of
Health of the Russian Federation, International Medical Consulting Company and
Medical Tourism Japan Co., Ltd/Ship Healthcare Group. The signing ceremony was
attended by Oleg Salagai, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation,
and Sato Tomoyuki, Director, Hokkaido Government Sakhalin Representative
«The agreement is an important step towards the
introduction and localization in our country of one of the most promising and
modern cancer treatment technologies. The treatment method to which the signed
memorandum pertains will undoubtedly be of great importance, especially for
patients who have not responded positively to other types of modern treatment,» said Oleg Salagai, Deputy
Minister of Health of the Russian Federation.
According to Andrey Kaprin,
Director General of the FSBI National Medical Research Centre of Radiology of
the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, thanks to the creation of the
first ion therapy centre in Russia, patients in our country will be able to
undergo treatment using all currently known types of radiation therapy in the
world. «We have been
preparing for this for a long time, and I am pleased that the signing ceremony
took place on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in the Healthy Life area, as a sign of
strengthening Russian-Japanese relations,» said Andrey Kaprin.
The centre for the treatment
of cancer with heavy carbon ions will be built at the National Medical Research
Radiology Centre of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation in
Obninsk. According to the signed memorandum, the Japanese partners and
International Medical Consulting Company will undertake the construction work
and transfer of technologies for the first centre in Russia.
The new medical institution is
hugely significant after it opens,
1012 people per day will be able
to receive treatment, with future plans including a thousand patients per year.
Citizens from all over the country will be able to undergo treatment, for whom
other types of therapy have proven ineffective.