International XII Congress of Oncologists and Radiologists of the CIS and Eurasia started on World Health Day

For the first time in a long time, the world's leading experts in the field of oncology were able to meet in person. The reason for the meeting was the XII Congress of Oncologists and Radiologists of the CIS and Eurasia named after V.I. N.N. Trapeznikov.

On April 7, a solemn opening ceremony was held, in which the Minister of Health of Russia M.A. Murashko, head of FMBA V.I. Skvortsova, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy I.Yu. Svyatenko, President of ADIOR CIS and EA A.D. Caprin, leaders and experts from the CIS and Eurasia.
At the authoritative platform of the congress, which was attended by more than 6,000 specialists from 21 countries of the world, the most pressing issues of diagnostics and treatment of oncological diseases were discussed.

During the congress, 39 scientific sessions will be held, over 500 reports will be delivered, the topics of which cover the full range of problems in oncology: from pediatric oncological diseases to palliative care, including nuclear and information technologies in medicine. This congress is dedicated to the memory of the outstanding scientist who was at the origins of the creation of the Association that united oncologists and radiologists from the CIS and Eurasian countries - N.N. Trapeznikov.

In his greeting to the participants of the congress, the President of Russia V.V. Putin emphasized that, largely due to the talent and the highest competence of this great scientist, advanced technologies and developments for the treatment of cancer patients were introduced into clinical practice. “He was able to consolidate the efforts of the medical community around important and priority goals,” the greeting said.

Vladimir Putin also noted that the oncological service withstood the test of the pandemic with flying colors, and today a lot is being done in the country to improve the efficiency of medical care.

In turn, the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation M.A. Murashko, welcoming the participants of the congress, also noted the highest work of the oncological service, which was able to stand the test of time and, in spite of the most difficult working conditions, reached a decrease in the death rate from cancer in Russia by 1.5% in 2020. 
“For such a severe pathology, these are good and important results,” the minister emphasized.

He also focused on other important achievements that took place in the work of the cancer service last year. It was about the completion of the development of a vertically integrated medical information system that allows for almost real-time control over all stages of medical care for cancer patients and patients with suspected malignant neoplasms on the basis of primary data. The minister also mentioned a change in approaches to the production of radiopharmaceuticals, which will allow launching the testing and production process in the shortest possible time.
- Another important block is a new procedure for the provision of medical care. It presents a solid document, according to which both the oncological service and the quality of medical care will develop faster and more efficiently.
    The Minister also noted the importance of completing the development stage of 80 new clinical guidelines, which were approved in 2020. 
“In addition, thanks to the work of the Federal Mandatory Medical Insurance Fund, mechanisms have been changed that optimize the costs of drug provision and increase the coverage of patients who need this treatment,” the minister said.

Greetings to the participants of the congress were sent by: Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation V.I. Matvienko, Minister of Foreign Affairs S.V. Lavrov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation D.V. Manturov, Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan A.V. Choi and others.

The head of the FMBA, Veronika Igorevna Skvortsova, noted that in the last 10 years alone, fantastic changes have taken place in the work of the oncological service, both at the global and Russian levels.
- These are modern methods of chemotherapy and radiology. But the main difference is the changed fundamental ideas of what oncogenesis is and how it is formed.
    She informed that FMBA continues active cooperation with federal research centers on the formation of a genomic data bank, which, according to her, will be able to significantly modify approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee S.N. Lebedev congratulated the participants of the congress on the beginning of its work and announced the decision of the executive committee to award the ADIOR of the CIS and Eurasia with an honorary diploma and wished further development and prosperity of the association.

Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus D.L. Pinevich stressed that the congress makes a significant contribution to the solution of global issues of cancer care. “The exchange of experience at the convention site is extremely important for us. The work of the congress cannot be overestimated. "

According to the president of ADIOR CIS and EA A.D. Caprina, the current generations of oncologists, radiologists and healthcare organizers, cherish and develop the rich scientific and creative heritage of her teacher, and adequately solves important tasks. "Our congress is an exclusive platform that unites the achievements of world science and practice and gives a new powerful impetus for the further development and improvement of cancer care." 

The congress is held with the support of the Ministry of Health of Russia, the Association of Directors of Centers and Institutes of Oncology and X-ray Radiology of the CIS and Eurasia (ADIOR CIS and EA) and the Federal State Budgetary Institution NMITs of Radiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia and will complete its work on April 9, 2021. For the first time, a special session for patients with cancer diagnosis will be held within the framework of the congress. Program and broadcast of scientific sections on the website

Press service of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "National Medical Research Center of Radiology" of the Ministry of Health of Russia