5th Forum «Campaign Against Cancer»
The most authoritative Russian oncology specialists got together at The 5th International Forum «Campaign Against Cancer» that took place at the conference centre Digital October on February 2-3. Forum is the largest Russian community platform for the discussion and resolving of the main problems concerning availableness of cancer diagnostic and treatment.
Doctors, representatives of state legislative and executive bodies, leaders of patients organizations and public persons took place in the «Campaign Against Cancer» Forum. They discussed the major problems which were faced by oncologists and their patients and proposed their most effective solutions. As the result of the Forum the appeal to the President of the Russian Federation was drafted containing certain measures on the raising of the availableness of cancer diagnostic and treatment.
Forum is held annually since 2007 just before World Cancer Day which is marked on February 4. It was initiated by the major Russian non-governmental organizations – Trans-regional organization «Campaign Against Cancer» and non-commercial partnership «Equal Right to Life». Representatives of Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare and Social Development of the Russian Federation, Russian and foreign healthcare experts and the number of patients organizations took part in the past Forum.