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Gevorg Tamamyan: We are going to knock all the doors, because kids with cancer cannot wait
Feb 17, 2024, 18:39

Gevorg Tamamyan: We are going to knock all the doors, because kids with cancer cannot wait

Gevorg Tamamyan shared a post on LinkedIn:

“Yesterday, it was 5am in Armenia, when the 1st Global OncoThon started! For 24 hours we were live broadcasting! Over 100 speakers – patients and families affected by cancer, world-known professionals, leaders of societies and international organizations, patient advocates and charitable foundations, everyone united in one front against pediatric cancer!

The purpose of Global OncoThon organized by OncoDaily was to raise awareness about pediatric cancer problems and funds to support the work of an incredible organization – Oncoheroes Biosciences, which was established by two visionary leaders Ricardo Garcia and Cesare Spadoni, two strongest parents, to boost the pediatric cancer drug development.

Today, at 5am in Armenia, when we were closing the OncoThon, all of us were so tired, but also happy, that this noble cause was able to unite people from all over the world.

As I said yesterday, this is just the beginning and we will certainly need to push it forward and get more support. We are going to knock all the doors, because kids with cancer cannot wait, we need to have better and accessible treatments for them.

For that we need to be persistent, we need to be positive and, for sure, we need more public awareness about our problems.

Global Oncothon is already a reality and it is going to be a recurring event every year!

And of course, this wouldn’t be possible without amazing teams of OncoDaily and OncoHeroes.

To our team, my team at OncoDaily – you are the best! Without your great work nothing would be possible! Shushan Hovsepyan – our superstar! You made it just PERFECT and without your work this wouldn’t be possible! Elen Baloyan and Tatevik Margaryan, who were behind the scenes during the whole OncoThon! Our rising stars! Great work! Thanks a lot to everyone!

To Oncoheroes Biosciences team, Ricardo Garcia, Cesare Spadoni, Berta Marti Fuster, PhD. and Carla Ceprià Nicolás! Wonderful team and work! It has been a great pleasure working with you and I am sure we will have a lot yet to accomplish together!

To all our greatest speakers – Thank you! To all the participants, donors and supporters – Thank you!

P.S. Behind the scenes ) photo by Amalya Sargsyan

Source: Gevorg Tamamyan/LinkedIn

Gevorg Tamamyan is the Editor-in-Chief of OncoDaily, Head of the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia, Chairman and Professor of the Department of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology at Yerevan State Medical University, CEO of the Immune Oncology Research Institute, President-Elect of the Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean (POEM) Group. He is also the Adviser to the Rector of YSMU and to the Director of the Yeolyan Hematology and Oncology Center. He is a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Armenian Association of Hematology and Oncology, City of Smile Charitable Foundation, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Cancer and Crisis, the Former President of the Harvard Club of Armenia.

Dr. Tamamyan is the Past-Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) IDEA Steering Group and International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) PODC Supportive care WG, Ambassador of the Society of Hematologic Oncology. He was selected for the ASCO Leadership Development Program and currently is a member of the ASCO International Committee. He is a recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, among them the ASCO IDEA and LIFe Awards, 40 under 40 in Cancer Award, he was recognized as a Young Leader of the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).