Baku hosting International Scientific Conference of Oncology

Baku: The International Scientific Conference of Oncology has today kicked off in Baku.

Jointly organized by the National Oncological Center of the Health Ministry and the US MD Anderson Cancer Center, the conference will last for two days, APA reported.

In his keynote speech at the conference, the director general of the National Oncological Center, academic Jamil Aliyev, said the conference will be beneficial for people suffering from oncological diseases.

In his turn, professor Aziz Aliyev gave information about innovations on the treatment of the adenoma and thyroid cancers at the Azerbaijan National Oncological Center.

“The technologies available to allow us to carry out operations through the endoscopic method. We always try to us new methods in examination and treatment,” he said.

President of the Union for International Cancer Control, professor at Turkey’s Hacettepe University Tezer Kutluk delivered a speech on the subject “The Global Fight Against Pediatric Cancer: Capabilities and Challenges. T. Kutluk said 200,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year.

“About 3,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in Turkey. Considering Azerbaijan’s population exceeds 9 million, we can say 1,000 children are diagnosed with cancer per year in your country. Compared to the ‘60s, the cancer survival rate has increased up to 80-85%. The most effective way to combat cancer is to register cancer patients,” he said.

Later on, US professor Banu Arun, Cesar Nunez, Joseph Nates, German professor Axel-Mario Feller Heithman also made their speech.

In the end, the rapporteurs held three different sessions. The conference will continue tomorrow.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency