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Belarus' center of children's oncology saves 50,000 years of lives over 20 years

Belarusian achievements in the field of pediatric oncology are in demand in the world. This was said on October 11 in Minsk at a solemn reception in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Center for Children's Oncology, Hematology and Immunology.

Over the twenty years the center became one of the leaders in curing all types of malignant neoplasms in children. Now almost 80% of young patients receive a second life there. In the early 1990s the figure was only 13%. In terms of survival rate after acute lymphoblastic leukemia (the most common type of cancer in minors) Belarus is 8th in the world. This is among the 67 developed countries. First place is held by Germany, while the USA is only 12th.

Olga Aleinikova, director of the Center for Children's Oncology, Hematology and Immunology: For 20 years, we counted all the patients who were treated and how much we saved. Recovery rate is 72%. This is 50,000 years of saved lives. This is a huge success for Belarus.

Valery Malashko, Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus:
While earlier technologies of treatment came from Germany, now in protocols we more and more often see the word "Minsk". We have already become not just a center that uses technologies that others invent, but we are also actively working in this direction to create things ourselves.

Belarus' center of children's oncology saves 50,000 years of lives over 20 years