Irkutsk Cancer Dispensary has gotten another international partner.
At the end of last week, a representative delegation of Mongolian medics led by the head of Ulan-Bator National Oncology Center Mr. Chenburen visited Irkutsk. Here they concluded a partnership agreement with colleagues from the SBHE “Regional Cancer Center”.
- Irkutsk oncology dispensary has already signed several partnership agreements, in recent past, with colleagues from Germany, France, China and Korea. Due to those efforts we became one of the international leading cancer treating centers,- stated the head physician, MD, professor Victoria Dvornichenko. - For this reason, we are sure that our cooperation with the National Oncology Center will be beneficial for both sides. This collaboration started during 2003 when our doctors, for the first time, went to Mongolia to exchange experience. So, we are serious about it and understand how important this agreement is for us and our Mongolian colleagues.
- Your dispensary works at the level of highest world standards, and we could learn from you, - agrees Mr. Chenburen, the head of Ulan-Bator National Oncology Center with Victoria Dvornichenko. – Our major interest lies with Irkutsk doctors’ ray therapy achievements: our center is now getting new machines, such as the ones you have started using in 2015, having gained considerable experience which we would like to adopt.
Also, the agreement talks about organization of medical tourism. Mongolian side was impressed by the dispensary’s work experience with high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation for lymphoma treatment – such type of treatment is necessary for many patients in Mongolia. In the near future they will be able to receive medical care in Irkutsk, thankfully the distance between Ulan-Bator and Eastern Siberia capital is relatively small; flight from one city to another doesn’t take longer than an hour.
Scientific activities have been discussed as well- all the more, Irkutsk State Medical University has a history of teaching medicine to a lot of Mongolian doctors. In addition, guests from Ulan-Bator were invited by their Siberian colleagues to take part in work of International Transfer Center, that was opened last summer and is based on the SBHE “Regional Cancer Center”.
Furthermore, Mongolian guests will organize patient care at the National Oncology Center, similar to one in Irkutsk- here they became convinced of the need for comfortable diagnostics and treatment of patients, who have to travel long distances.
In contrast, Mongolian oncologists are strong at treating liver cancer, including through transplantation of donor organs- this experience will be broadly used for the benefit of patients from Eastern Siberia.