The Eurasian Cancer Foundation is an independent, non - government organization established by a group of people committed to one challenging goal - to bring the fight against cancer to a new level and fundamentally change the current state of affairs in the field of oncology on the Eurasian continent.
As of today the Eurasian Cancer Foundation brings together health care professionals, patients and families, artists, businessmen, politicians, journalists and just ordinary but passionate people who share the same values and who are willing to change the attitudes and beliefs the general public have towards cancer.
At EACF we believe that only combined efforts and collaboration ensure the delivery of best results and it is high time to team up with cancer centers and organizations to create an environment where together we could promote exchange of knowledge and good practice, foster innovative research techniques in cancer treatment and provide enhanced training in oncology and allied disciplines.
The success of this initiative depends on the participation of each and every member of society!
The idea to establish the foundation belongs to Somasundaram Subramanian, MD, a renowned cancer specialist with 20 years’ experience in surgical oncology in Russia and abroad. A cancer survivor himself Dr. Soma couldn’t stay aside from the challenges posed by the current state in cancer care system - rapidly rising cancer incidence, poor access to healthcare for general population, prevalence of low qualified doctors, inefficiency of methods for early detection, late cancer diagnosis, low awareness of cancer symptoms – to name just a few.
Against this landscape Eurasian Anticancer Foundation came into being.
Dr. Soma is a leader and promoter of the Eurasian Federation of Oncology (EAFO), that has been conducting numerous scientific, educational and social events in the field of oncology and cancer fighting.
For the last five years alone, thanks to Dr. Soma’s efforts, more than 90 projects have been conducted in 7 countries, namely Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Hungary, China and India.
The Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
EACF takes every chance to stress the importance of early diagnosis and participates in different initiatives that focus on early cancer detection.
One of such initiatives has recently taken place in Moscow region. Out of 99 participants 5 have been diagnosed with early stage cancer.
From the beginning of 2015, EACF has been undertaking a wide range of campaigns and events aimed to inform the community about cancer prevention and treatment methods.
EACF conducts seminars for oncologist and non-oncologist physicians, journalists, cancer patients; publishes informational guidelines and journals on innovations in oncology.
EACF in collaboration with EAFO has launched more than 90 educational and scientific events with participation of more than 300 world renowned medical experts.
EACF recognizes the importance of good qualification and offers training and educational opportunities for talented and motivated medical specialists in leading centers and institutions of the world.
Our international team of researchers has an unparalleled depth of knowledge and vast experience in carrying out population studies, fundamental, translational and clinical research.
Cancer is a worldwide problem and all the countries regardless of their political positions should focus their efforts on finding the solution. Every person should contribute to the fight against this devastating disease. Information Technologies could play a significant role in this struggle.
If we exercise due care and responsibility in fulfilling the objectives set by EACF initiators and if take actions in order to streamline procedures for early detection of cancer, the overall cancer mortality rates in Russia will show considerable decline.
The healing powers of art are infinite. Each artist should generously share his positive energy with those who need it, provide assistance and support in every possible way.
And the most important thing – to spread the word about the problem!
Natalya Kasperskaya speaks about EACF work
Anatoly Karpov speaks about support of EACF's initiatives
Lev Leshchenko at the EACF press-conference
The Eurasian Cancer Foundation announced the beginning of its activities on the eve of the World’s Cancer Day. The EACF representatives held their first press-conference and a roundtable in the Presidential Hall of the International News Agency “Russia Today”
The 4th Eurasian Oncology Seminar for Non-Oncologists took place in Cheboksary on February the 7th 2016. Dr. Somasundaram Subramanian - Director of EAFO and Educational & Research Center “Eurasian Oncology Program”, alongside with national and regional medical professionals presented reports on cancer prevention and early detection.
IV Eurasian Hematology Forum took place in St.Petersburg.
The mission of the Forum was to provide communication, education and interaction for the large variety of specialists involved in diagnostics and treatment of hematological malignancies.
EACF recognizes the importance of early cancer diagnosis and plans to launch “Early Cancer Detection Campaigns” on a regular basis. Early Cancer Detection Campaigns is just one of many initiatives promoted by EACF to increase awareness of cancer symptoms and the possibility of successful treatment.
On the 7th of July, EACF in collaboration with EAFO will hold a Non-Communicable Diseases & Medical Education Summit. Among the participants of the events are doctors, politicians, policy makers, journalists, social workers, officials and celebrities. Speakers will present their reports on NCDs, challenges of health care in the 21st century and issues of education, training and research. The summit will continue with a charity event dedicated to cancer related problems and prospects for early cancer detection.