NEFU starts the Week Against Cancer
  • 13 February 2018
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NEFU starts the Week Against Cancer

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The Week Against Cancer will be held at NEFU on 12-16 February. Annually students and professors of the Institute of Medicine organize a number of activities within the framework of World Cancer Day.

The aim of the Weekend is to raise public awareness of this global issue, to recall danger and prevalence of oncological diseases. "The cancer is one of the leading causes of death - 8 million people died in 2017. One of cancer telling sign is ill-defined cells formation, which go beyond their appropriate borders," - the institute said.

The event was organized by the Institute's student bodies. Maria Gerasimova, the event moderator, said that 40% of diseases can be prevented, and there is a higher chance of cure in the early stages of the disease.

"The weekend is aimed to educate the public, to popularize oncological science among students and young scientists. Besides, we are conducting a charity event Give A Child A Hope, to give moral support to small patients of National Center of Medicine. Children fight with oncology from a very young age, and every support for them is a big motivation to go on," - Maria Gerasimova shared.

The Week will host New Methods To Research And Cure Malignant Neoplasms, a scientific conference for students and young scientists, Drop a Cue, a feature film screening, and toy and books drive.

Author: Olga SAVVINOVA, NEFU Newsroom

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