Thanks to PPF, the Czech Republic joined The World Cancer Initiative – Index of Cancer Preparedness (an international project run by The Economist), for the first time this year. The project’s results will be presented at a scientific conference organised by PPF and SOTIO, an event that will also mark 50 years since U.S. President Richard Nixon’s 1971 proclamation that systematic action would be taken to combat cancer. This conference will be held at PPF Group’s headquarters in Prague on 30 November 2021. It is being held under the auspices of the Czech Society for Oncology and the Czech Immunological Society.
The conference will be addressed by one of the world’s most prominent oncologists of the last few decades, Dr. George P. Canellos, M.D., President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 1993–94, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Rob Cook, Clinical Director of Economist Impact and project head at the World Cancer Initiative will also be a guest. Furthermore, leading Czech experts in cancer treatment will present topics related to the development and level of cancer care in the Czech Republic.