Bulletin of the Second International Forum of Oncology and Radiology No. 2
A YOUNG ONCOLOGIST FROM VLADIVOSTOK RECEIVED AN INTERNATIONAL GRANT
Olga Plotnikova, an oncologist from Vladivostok, became a real sensation on the second day of the forum. She took first place in the competition of young specialists, which was held by the Association of Young Oncologists, established at the NMIC of Radiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia. We asked her to share her impressions especially for the bulletin of the forum.
— I represent the Vladivostok Regional Oncological Dispensary, where I work as an oncologist so far
another month and a half. But the project itself, which has received recognition at such a representative forum, has been in existence for more than 5 years.
I graduated from the Pacific Medical University and completed my residency in oncology, and now I have also entered graduate school. At the first congress of the Association of Young Oncologists, my colleagues from 25 regions presented their reports. Including me. My research was devoted to the use of tantalum oxide and iron oxide for radiation therapy. This substance, in our opinion, will enhance the local effects of radiation and reduce side effects — damage to surrounding tissues.
— Is this your personal project?
— No, we work as part of a team: representatives of the Medical University, the Far Eastern Federal University, the Institute of Chemistry and the Pacific University of Bioorganic Chemistry: physicists, chemists, doctors. This is the idea of our ideological inspirer, Professor V.I. Panasevich, MD.
I am researching the effect of using this substance, which chemists are preparing for us. Then physicists investigate the spectra of this sub-
stances further animal testing is my medical part. We had a large experiment in which 60 mice with a grafted tumor participated. They were divided into 4 groups: control, animals with irradiation, animals with substance, and animals with irradiation and substance. The last group showed very good results, it had the highest survival rates.
— You received an award from the hands of Academician Kaprin, who did you tell first of all about your victory?
— To my husband, daughter and parents. Everyone is very happy for me, congratulating and waiting.
— The grant you won involves a business trip to any international conference. Have you chosen which one?
— Not yet, but most likely I will go to the ESTRO Forum next year.
— We also congratulate you on behalf of all the readers of our Bulletin and wish you a successful life as a scientist, oncologist, wife and mother!
Press service of NMIC Radiology
The action was attended by the Chief oncologist of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Director General of the Federal State Budgetary Institution «NMIC of Radiology» of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Kaprin, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Igor Kagramanyan, Minister of Health of the Moscow Region Tatiana Mukhtasarova, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Andrey Chubchenko, President of the Association of Cancer Patients «Hello» Irina Borovova, creative teams, patients, students of medical educational institutions.
Participants of the Oncopatrul campaign were told how to protect themselves from malignant diseases. And our special guests — representatives of theater, cinema and art — shared their stories from creative life.
I CONGRESS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZERS IN ONCOLOGY
The First Congress of the Association of Healthcare Organizers in Oncology was held on the second and third days of the Forum. The event was chaired by the head of the Russian Center for Information Technology and Epidemiological Research, Professor V.V. Starinsky.
The Association of Healthcare Organizers is one of the youngest public structures in the country, which already includes more than 200 managers and specialists from the regions. The organizers consider its goal to provide effective assistance to the health departments of the subjects of the Federation, the organizers of medical and preventive care in Russia.
Board elections were held at the Congress
The Association, which was entrusted with the task of developing a further action plan. They also discussed the transition to the TNM 8 revision system, ICD O 3, analysis of primary cancer rooms, improvement of the work of the primary link of the oncological service, implementation of the State Program to combat Cancer, exchange of experience and more. As part of the Congress program, breakout sessions on the organization of the oncological service were heard.
According to the moderator of the Congress, V.V. Starinsky, oncologists and health care organizers have set clear tasks and goals that we must achieve by 2024
year. All of them can be successfully solved only with a responsible attitude to their duties of oncological service personnel and doctors of related specialties at all levels, — said V.V. Starinsky.
VIII ALL-RUSSIAN CONGRESS WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION «PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY AND PHOTODIAGNOSTICS»
On September 25, the first day of the VIII All-Russian Congress with international participation «Photodynamic therapy and photodiagnostics» fell. Led the discussion in the hall
«Yenisei» world-renowned scientists and practitioners: Lina Bolotin, Professor of the Research Center for Automation and Control from Nancy, Jean-Louis Merlin, Director of Research, Head of the Department of Tumor Biology of the Institute of Cancer of the Lot-Ringia, Mikhail Green, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Technology of Biologically Active Compounds of the Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies MIREA, Elena Filonenko, Head of the Center for Laser and Photodynamic Diagnostics and Therapy of Tumors of the P. A. MNIOI Herzen, Oscar Koifman, President of the Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Mikhail Kaplan, Head of the Department of Photodynamic Diagnostics and Therapy of the A. F. Tsyba MRSC, Viktor Loshenov, Head of the Laboratory of Laser Biospectroscopy of the Center for Natural Science Research of the A.M. Prokhorov Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Evgeny Stranadko, Head of the Department of Laser Oncology and Photodynamic Therapy of the FMBA of Russia, Rudolf Stainer, Honorary Director of the Institute of Laser Technologies in Medicine and Measuring Technology of the University (Ulm), and others.
Delegates discussed the problems of fluorescent navigation in
neurosurgery, the use of PDT in oncology, new photosensitizers, dosimetry and light delivery systems. In a solemn atmosphere at the plenary session of the Congress, they were awarded the professional badge «For their contribution to the development of photodynamic therapy».
On September 26, the Congress will continue its work. The participants will exchange views on PDT in gynecology, urology, dentistry and in infectious (degenerative) diseases.
CONGRESS ON ONCOUROLOGY
A Congress on Oncourology was held in the Volga Hall on September 25. The congress was chaired by Academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Andrey Kaprin, Director General of the National Medical Research Center of Radiology. The congress was attended by the Head of the Department of Urology of Sechenov University, Andrey Kostin, Deputy Director General of the NMIC of Radiology, Yuri Samsonov, Head of the Coordination Depar
tament medical care to the regions of Russia NMIC radiology, and other specialists. The congress program turned out to be rich and interesting. The participants touched upon a variety of issues. Among them:
— the possibilities of PET-CT in the diagnosis of metastatic lymph node damage in prostate cancer after radical methods of treatment; — the possibilities of laparoscopic access in kidney cancer complicated by tumor thrombosis of the inferior vena cava; — the clinical significance of immunostichemic studies in the diagnosis of prostate cancer;
— treatment of patients with prostate cancer at high risk of progression;
— organ-preserving treatment of cancer of the pelvis of the sole kidney;
— synchronous and metachronous damage of the adrenal glands.
CONGRESS ON ONCOHEMATOLOGY
The Selenga Hall hosted the First Congress «The Present and Prospects of Russian Oncogematology». The discussion was led by Valery Savchenko, Chief Freelance Specialist Hematologist of the Ministry of Health of Russia, General Director of the NMIC of Hematology, Natalia Falaleeva, Head of the Department of Antitumor Drug Therapy of the A. F. Tsyba MRSC, Boris Afanasyev, Director of the Research Institute
Children’s Oncology, Hematology and Transplantology named after R.M. Gorbacheva, Irina Poddubnaya, Head of the Department of Oncology and Palliative Medicine of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Elena Parovichnikova, Head of the Transplantation Department of the Hematology Research Center.
The delegates discussed the problems of leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as multiple myeloma. On September 26, the congress will continue its work in the Volga Hall. It is expected to consider such issues as morpho-immunological aspects of diagnostics in hematology, lymphomas, morphology and immunohistochemistry, flow-cytometric immunodiagnostics of tumors of the lymphoid and hematopoietic systems. In addition, the congress participants will discuss the path from immunodiagnostics to immunotherapy.
CONGRESS ON CARDIONCOLOGY
On September 25, cardioncologists — clinical specialists who are engaged in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cardiovascular pathology, potentially induced by cancer treatment, gathered in the Baikal hall.
They focused on general issues and the main directions of cardioncology, predictors of cardiovascular complications in oncology, diagnostics, as well as treatment and prevention of cardiotoxicity of anticancer therapy.
In particular, the delegates considered the causes, mechanisms and possibilities of overcoming anthracycline cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus as a factor of unfavorable prognosis in cancer patients, prevention and treatment of perioperative cardiac
cardiovascular complications in oncosurgery, interventional methods of treatment of cardiological patients with oncological diseases.
BREAST CANCER CONGRESS
On September 25, a congress was held at which medical and social aspects of breast cancer were discussed. The moderators of the discussion were Nadezhda Rozhko
va, Head of the National Center of Oncology of Reproductive Organs of the P.A. Herzen Moscow State Medical Institute, Sergey Prokopenko, Head of the Department of Complex Diagnostics and Interventional Radiology in Mammology of the NCORO, Veronika Gazhonova, Head of the Ultrasound Angiography Office of the United Hospital with Polyclinic, Rau-shan Rakhimzhanova, Head of the Department of Radiology No. 1 of the Medical University of Astana, and other specialists. The participants discussed new technologies of radiation diagnostics in mammology, modern approaches to surgical treatment of breast cancer and features of complex treatment of breast cancer. At the meeting of the section on radiation diagnostics in mammology, the congress participants were presented with reports on new vectors of digital and information development of oncoms- screening and radiogenomics, radiation semiotics of molecular types of breast cancer, the place of a multimodal specialist of radiation diagnostics in the early recognition of microinvasive cancer, the place of modern digital technologies in the diagnosis of breast diseases with high mammographic density, technologies of interventional radiology in mammology, as well as the diagnostic effectiveness of X-ray and ultrasound tomosynthesis in breast diseases.
Modern approaches to surgical treatment of breast cancer have been revealed, in particular, through the analysis of aesthetic results after organ-preserving and reconstructive plastic surgery in patients with breast cancer.
BONE AND SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA CONFERENCE
The conference program was filled with interesting reports. Thus, the participants were presented with such topics as innovative approaches and experience of endoprosthesis in patients with bone tumors in South Korea, reconstructive operations in children with bone sarcomas, the choice of tactics for surgical treatment of patients with kidney cancer metastases in the spine, minimally invasive methods of treatment of patients with spinal tumor lesions, optimization of the results of endoprosthesis in patients with extensive femoral defects on the background of tumor lesion, complications of endoprosthetics of large joints in cancer patients, en-blok resection of the lower spine.
The conference ended with a review of complex clinical cases and clinical recommendations on bone and soft tissue tumors, a multicenter study on the treatment of metastatic spinal lesions. A report was also made about the conference of the Eastern European Sarcoma Study Group in Rostov-on-Don in 2020.
SYMPOSIUM «CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. SIMULATION TRAINING»
The participants of the symposium discussed the prospects of integrating continuing medical education in the Russian Federation into international systems, practical training of health care specialists using simulation technologies, as well as the use of modern equipment during training and accretion in a simulation center.
Innovative educational technologies in the system of continuous professional development provide high-quality training of specialists in practical health care, which in turn contributes to reducing the number of medical errors, reducing complications and significantly increases the effectiveness and safety of the medical care provided to the population. This is the main conclusion of the symposium.