State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate Signed Memorandum on Cooperation with National Cancer Institute

SNRIU Chairman Hryhorii Plachkov signed a Memorandum on Cooperation and Interaction in the Field of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology with the Director of the National Cancer Institute Olena Kolesnik on 8 May 2018.

“The Memorandum was signed to improve the level of radiological care for people with cancer. There are many challenges in this direction in Ukraine. However, the effective use of human resources will enable improving the situation and significantly enhancing the radiation protection level of patients”, Hryhorii Plachkov is convinced.     

The priority areas of cooperation are harmonization of the national legislation in the use of radiation sources for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in accordance with EU legislation and IAEA recommendations; formation and support of highly professional expert environment for the state review in nuclear medicine.

SNRIU Chairman Hryhorii Plachkov

“The promotion for introduction of scientific research results in radiology and oncology into practice is of similar importance. This will be implemented in order to improve the efficiency of diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as to prolong the life of patients”, SNRIU Head noted.     

According to him, the priority tasks for 2018 have also been identified. They include the development and implementation of a system of safety improvement measures during activities with radiation sources used in cancer diagnosis and treatment; improvement of means and methods of radiation monitoring and nuclear medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as improvement of the methods of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer.  

“One of the most urgent tasks is still the creation of a unified state register of exposure doses for personnel and patients. I would like to emphasize that all these tasks fully comply with EU directives and recommendations of international organizations such as the IAEA and the International Commission on Radiological Protection”, Hryhorii Plachkov summed up.

SNRIU Press Service