The XXIV Russian Oncology Congress opened on November 11, 2020, in a virtual format with a joint session of the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO) and RakFond, dedicated to academic research that has changed clinical practice. During the session, leading experts in oncology and hematology from Russia and the United States discussed the role of research initiated by scientists and physicians in the advancement of oncology, opportunities and limitations, barriers in implementation, and steps towards conducting their own research projects. One-hundred and sixty-five attendees joined the broadcast. Recordings of the lectures will be available online. 

At the opening ceremony of the congress after the welcoming words of the chairman of RUSSCO, deputy director of the N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology, Professor Sergei Alekseevich Tjulandin, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology, Professor Ivan Sokratovich Stilidi and President of the Association of Oncologists of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Director of the National Medical Research Center of Radiology, Professor Andrei Dmitrievich Kaprin, an award ceremony was held for the winner of the RakFond’s competition for research projects in oncology.


The Chair of the Foundation’s Board Kristina Zakurdaeva announced the winner Yana Mangasarova and her project “Search for the markers of microsatellite instability that are diagnostically significant in aggressive lymphomas”. This project will receive grant funding from RakFond in the amount of 822 000 rubles.

More about the project: https://www.rakfond.org/en/mangasarova_2020_02_en/