All children must have access to modern cancer treatment. 12
“Global oncology” is a term increasingly used by world’s leading doctors to recognize a dire need to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment across the world. Most cancers are predicted to happen in the developing world. Leading medical experts recognize and promote opportunities to improve cancer therapies around the world. Is there any question that I should have asked but didn’t ask? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Is there any topic that you’d like to talk about? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. What do you feel to be important in your research, in your life and work? Well, maybe this is about something else. You know, we are talking about cancer treatment. Dr. Shai Izraeli, MD. I talked about many advances in cancer therapy. We discussed curing 90% of leukemia, et cetera. But we have to remember that the majority of children in the world are not so lucky. They don’t have access to this advanced cancer therapy. Dr. Shai Izraeli, MD. We at Schneider hospital here get many patients from around the world. For example, we receive children with leukemia from Russia or from Eastern Europe. We train physicians from China. We are going to form a strong collaboration with some institutions in India. In three weeks from now I’ll be visiting the cancer center near Kampala in Uganda. Dr. Shai Izraeli, MD. We hope to collaborate with other child cancer programs. We collaborate with international child cancer treatment programs like Professor David Poplack’s program of global oncology. Maybe we will work together with. I’m on the executive board of the European Hematology Association. We have also a global child cancer treatment program. I believe that we should invest more in curing child cancer for the children of the world. Dr. Shai Izraeli, MD. We cannot treat only the lucky children. It is not lucky to have a child with cancer. It is very bad luck. But then it’s better if you have access to therapies like in Schneider hospital. I hope that we can open our doors both to children and physicians who treat children. We hope to open our doors to those who are not so lucky to be born in an affluent society like we are. Clearly, the diseases have no borders. The medical knowledge and the availability of treatment should transcend country borders as well. Difficult as it is. Exactly! Professor Izraeli, thank you very much for this very wonderful and detailed discussion. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. We look forward to hearing more about your cancer research and treatment advances. Of course, we will continue to follow your very important work. Thank you very much! Dr. Shai Izraeli, MD. My pleasure!
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