Cancer Service of Russia celebrates 75th anniversary
On April 30, 2020, the Oncological service of Russia and many countries of the former Soviet Union celebrates a memorable date – the 75th anniversary of the release of the legendary resolution of the USSR Council of People’s Commissars of April 30, 1945. It was during this difficult wartime that the decision was made to create an oncological service within the framework that became a powerful framework for all services in the former USSR, and serve us a lot to this day. The authors of the Resolution, academicians B.V. Petrovsky and A.I. Savitsky, who headed the Department of Anti-Cancer Institutions and became the country’s chief oncologist and director of the Herzen Institute, laid the foundations for regular, dispensary care to the population. In just two years since 1945, 130 dispensaries have been built across the country and 300 cancer clinics have been opened.
Thanks to our great teachers, oncologists, today we have the opportunity to develop and improve our service. Currently, the fight against oncological diseases is a national priority in Russia, and since the end of 2018, the Federal project “Fight against Oncological Diseases” has been implemented. According to this document, 420 outpatient oncological care centers will be organized in 85 subjects of the Russian Federation by 2024, 160 regional medical organizations providing care to patients with oncological diseases (dispensaries/hospitals) will be re-equipped with the latest medical equipment. By the end of 2020, the formation of 18 reference centers for immunohistochemical, pathomorphological and radiation research methods will be completed (by the end of 2020).
In honor of this memorable date, the chief freelance oncologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director General of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation held an anniversary conference with the participation of 60 regions of our country in a teleconference mode. Andrey Dmitrievich congratulated his colleagues on the memorable date, and also presented the release of a new book about the work of the oncological service of Russia and a collector’s postage stamp issued specifically for the memorable date. The presentation of the anniversary book issue and the stamp cancellation ceremony will take place within the framework of the III International Forum of Oncology and Radiology, which is scheduled for September 21-25, 2020 in Moscow.
Press Service of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia