Croatian Minister of Health, Vili Beroš, is a specialized neurosurgeon who obtained his diploma from the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine in 1989 and his PhD in postgraduate doctoral studies at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb in the field of molecular biology in 2006.
Antonella Cardone is the Director of the European Cancer Patient Coalition, which is the largest cancer patient umbrella organization in Europe with over 450 members from 49 countries. She has over twenty years of international activity in health, social and employment sectors.
Eduard Vrdoljak is Professor and Head of the Oncology Centre at the Clinical Hospital in Split, Croatia and, at present, visiting Professor at the Medical School in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina and visiting Professor at University of Skopje Faculty of Medicine, Republic of Macedonia.
Matti Aapro is member of the Board of Directors of the Genolier Cancer Center, Genolier, Switzerland and President (2020-2021) of ECCO (European CanCer Organisation). He received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland and was a fellow at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Marius Geantă is President and Co-Founder of the Center for Innovation in Medicine, a non governmental organisation based in Bucharest, Romania, focused on innovation in the healthcare sector. The aim of the Center for Innovation in Medicine is to shorten the time between the emergence of innovations in the medical sector and their application.
Associate professor Nils Wilking (NW) MD PhD has been active in clinical oncology for 40 years after graduating from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden in 1977. NW has worked for many years in the field of surgical oncology, but has since the late 1980s mainly worked within medical oncology with a focus on breast and GI cancer.
Dr. Christina Rångemark Åkerman is Affiliate Faculty at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, Senior Institute Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC) at Harvard Business School, Member of the Steering Committee of CHES (Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society) at the European Policy Center (EPC).
The number of cancer patients in Croatia is increasing every year, and an additional increase is expected
According to statistics published on World Cancer Day, every fourth inhabitant of the European Union dies from
Croatia is the second worst country in the EU in terms of cancer mortality rates and that