5-th International conference on cancer prevention summary. St. Gallen, Switzerland, March 6–8, 2008

Board Editorial

More than 180 international experts from 30 countries, including 10 participants from Kiev, R.E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology, met in St. Gallen, Switzerland for a three day conference to discuss the important issues of cancer prevention. The significance of problems highlighted during the Conference is doubtless, since “the worst forecast tells us that in 2030 world-wide there could be 27 million new cases of tumours and as many as 17 million deaths due to cancer” (Dr. F Cava­l­­li). The conference was opened by Prof. H.-J. Senn (MD, Conference-Co-Chairman and Local Organizer), who stressed that this Conference provides an “accumulated knowledge and growing interactions between molecular genetics and biology, epidemiology and clinical cancer prevention”, and “offers a comprehensive scientific discussion forum for the development of more rational cancer prevention for the future”.

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