The Bach Mai and Military 108 hospitals in Hanoi have successfully used a new method called selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) Spheres Y-90, to treat liver tumour.

The new treatment is reportedly helping to prolong the lives of liver cancer patients in Vietnam.

SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are used in an interventional radiology procedure known as selective internal radiation (SIRT), or radioembolisation, which targets high doses of radiation at the liver tumour directly.

Bach Mai Hospital Deputy Director Mai Trong Khoa said the technique was safer and more effective than other radioactive therapies for liver cancer treatment that are currently being used in Vietnam.-VNA