We had the honor to introduce Pyrexar Medical's line of hyperthermia equipment and present the benefits of hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer, to a VIP delegation from Vietnam last week. The presentation was held in Portland, Oregon while the group was in the US to investigate the latest medical device technologies. Participants included the Vice President and Vice Chairman of Ủy ban nhân dân thành phố Hà Nội representing the Peoples's Committee of the Hanoi Government and representatives from VinMec International Hospital, and Hanoi High Tech and Digestive Center at St. Paul's Hospital in Hanoi.
Vietnam has one of south-east Asia's fastest-growing economies and continues to improve and expand its medical services to care for its citizens. With a population of 93 million, cancer treatment is a priority. The top five most frequent new cancers cases in Vietnam are the liver (17.6 %s), lung (17.5 %), stomach (11.4%), breast (8.9%) and colorectum (7% ) . As hyperthermia re-emerges as a viable therapy, especially with data supporting immune response, the country's medical community is taking notice.
Pyrexar is currently in final negotiations with Dang Tran Dung, CEO of Thai Thinh Medicine, to represent our line of superficial and deep regional hyperthermia products in Vietnam. We hope to start the regulatory process with the Ministry of Health within the next 90 days.