Russia to collaborate with Hungary and Serbia in nuclear medicine

Hungary, Serbia, and Russia have agreed to collaborate on joint projects in the field of nuclear medical technologies, focusing on cancer treatment. This agreement was reached during the international forum Atomexpo-2024, held in Sochi.
“Serbia does not use nuclear energy, but it has made significant progress in the field of nuclear medicine, and since Hungary is a regional leader in the fight against cancer, and Russia is a world leader in the use of nuclear technology in medicine, we agreed on a trilateral Hungarian-Serbian- Russian cooperation,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations of Hungary, Peter Szijjártó, on his Facebook page (owned by the Meta corporation, recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation, and banned in Russia).
It is expected that cooperation in the field of nuclear medicine can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment. Joint steps in this direction have already been planned – for example, in 2025 in Serbia, with the assistance of the Russian state corporation Rosatom, the construction of a center for peaceful atom research should begin. One of the areas of his activity will be the collection of scientific evidence that the shelling of the territory by shells with depleted uranium, organized by NATO 25 years ago, is associated with an increase in mortality from cancer.
“We have to prove it scientifically before we do. We have mediocre evidence – our generals are all dying from cancer. The center will be able to conduct scientific research, we know how to do it,” Serbian Health Minister Danica Gruicic explained to TASS. It is also known, according to her, about the increase in mortality of people who eliminated the consequences of the bombings.
The decision to build a center for peaceful nuclear research in Serbia was made back in 2021. In addition to collecting information on the impact of depleted uranium on human health, the institution will produce radioisotopes for medical and industrial purposes, doped silicon for industry, providing services for determining the composition of ores and minerals, and environmental samples.