First Meeting of RakFond’s Board of Trustees

RakFond's Trustees gathered together for the first time on September 20, 2018, in St. Petersburg to discuss the results of the first months of the Foundation's work and the strategy for its further development...

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Annual Cancer Progress Report Issued by the American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has released its annual Cancer Progress Report, which describes how research improves survival and quality of life for people around the world...

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FIRST CLINICAL RESEARCH SUPPORTED BY RAKFOND/RUSSCO GRANT STARTS AT N. N. BLOKHIN NATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF ONCOLOGY

Alexey Rumyantsev is the principal researcher and winner of the RUSSCO/RakFond award The preparation was finished and first patients have been recruited for the clinical study of one of the winners of the first joint award of the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO) and the Foundation for Cancer Research Support (RakFond). The aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new regimen for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy. Up to 130 patients receiving chemotherapy with a high incidence of nausea and vomiting as side effects ...

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Winners of the young oncologists grant competition

The winners of the competition are Mariya Stepanova (St. Petersburg Clinical Research and Practical Center of Specialized Types of Medical Care (Oncologic)) with the project aimed at developing a diagnostic platform for monitoring mutations related to resistance to targeted therapy of lung cancer ...

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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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“KNOWLEDGE MUST LEAD TO IMPROVED TREATMENT OUTCOMES”

Interview with a Co-founder of the Foundation for Cancer Research Support (RakFond), Christina Zakurdaeva, former Head of the Oncology Center of Excellence in the Biomed Cluster...

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