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Korea, US, Japan join hands to combat cancer

By 김화균
  • Published : Sept 20, 2016 - 10:38
  • Updated : Sept 20, 2016 - 10:38
[THE INVESTOR] South Korea, the United States and Japan have agreed to cooperate to effectively treat and eventually eradicate cancer, Seoul’s Health Ministry said on Sept. 20.

The agreement was made at a meeting of health ministers of the three countries, which was presided over by US Vice President Joe Biden in New York on Sept. 19 (local time), the ministry said in a press release.

“The three countries agreed to construct an international consortium and make public results and data from every research,” the ministry said. “All of these are aimed at ending cancer.”

The three sides agreed to bolster an anticancer drive, by collaborating on cancer research for early diagnoses aimed at improving survival rates, officials said.

The ministers also agreed to share data on new cancer treatments and technologies to curb high treatment and research costs, they added.

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