Dear Friends and Colleagues!

Today, on March 16, Professor Boris Afanasyev, member of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Director of the R.M. Gorbacheva Institute of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Oncology and Transplantology, founder of one of the first bone marrow transplant departments in the Russian Federation, suddenly passed away.

His contribution to the oncology science is indisputable, he was an outstanding physician and the Teacher for many people. An amazing person, a unique expert in hematology, he was the first to transplant the bone marrow to a child.
We express our condolences to Professor Afanasyev’s family, colleagues, and friends.