Kick-off conference of the Foundation for Cancer Research Support

Kick-off Conference of the Foundation for Cancer Research (RakFond) was held on the 26th of April in the lecture hall in the TheKey Trekhgornaya Manufactura coworking. In Russia, annually more than half a million people are diagnosed with cancer for the first time in their lives. The achieved success in diagnosis and treatment has led to the fact that more than half of the 3.5 million cancer patients in Russia live with this diagnosis for five years or more. Nonetheless, the results of treatment of a number of malignant tumors are still unsatisfactory. Thanks to ...

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Results of the young oncologists grant competition

The scientific expertise of 15 applications for the research grant of the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO) and the Foundation for Cancer Research Support (RakFond) for young scientists and early career investigators in the field of oncology (RFP-2018-01-YS-ECI) has been completed...

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Results of the first stage of young oncologists grant competition

22 applications were received in response to the announcement of the first grant competition among young oncologists conducted jointly by RUSSCO and RakFond; 15 were sent out to scientific review. The results will be announced on April 20, 2018. We are grateful to all participants of the competition and RakFond's experts!

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Signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO) and the Foundation for Cancer Research Support (RakFond)

A cooperation agreement between the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO) and the Foundation for Cancer Research Support (RakFond) was signed on November 16, 2017, within the framework of the XXI Russian National Cancer Congress. The agreement establishes the conditions for cooperation between organizations, including: organization of joint events, research grant competitions, and other initiatives to support and promote basic, applied, translational and clinical research in the field of oncology, as well as implementation of joint projects, preparation of ...

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Presentation of the Foundation to the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Healthcare Committee

On November 10, 2017, members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham) Healthcare Committee listened to a presentation by Kristina Zakurdaeva, Co-founder and Chair of the Foundation for Cancer Research Support (RakFond) on how AmCham members can get involved in the Foundation. For more information: http://www.amcham.ru/eng/news/20171110_healthcare

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First public presentation of the Foundation to the professional community

Today we made the first public announcement of the Foundation in front of the hematology community at the Workshop on Genome Editing in Hematology during the XI International Symposium "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Gene and Cellular Therapy" (http://s.fdbmtspb.com/2017/english/). Special thanks to Mikhail Samsonov for enormous support of this initiative and to Marina Popova for the kind invitation to this important symposium on the cutting edge science!

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FIRST MEETING OF THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

The priorities of the RakFond are Science and People. We believe that advances in oncology depend solely on scientific research successes, due to which new ways to defeat the disease were and will be invented.The first thing we did on the way of the Foundation’s formation was to gather the ...

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