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The Comfort Corner #1: Dialogue with Matti Aapro, hosted by Martin Harutyunyan
Mar 30, 2024, 11:05

The Comfort Corner #1: Dialogue with Matti Aapro, hosted by Martin Harutyunyan

Welcome to “The Comfort Corner” – a palliative care series that brings together medical professionals with the goal of providing insightful discussions on supportive and palliative care. Hosted by Dr. Martin Harutyunyan, the series features contributions from world-class experts like Dr. Matti Aapro in today’s episode. It explores practical approaches to enhance patient care and is a valuable resource for healthcare providers looking to deepen their understanding of supportive care in oncology.

About Dr. Matti S. Aapro

Dr. Matti S. Aapro is a renowned medical oncologist and an important figure in cancer care and policy advocacy. He has contributed to shaping global oncology standards through his roles as President of SPCC, Board member of UICC, and President of All.Can. He is also a board member at the Genolier Cancer Center in Switzerland. Dr. Aapro’s impressive career includes being the founding chair of the Medical and Radiation Therapy Department at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. With over 350 published articles, his expertise spans new drug development, breast cancer, geriatric oncology, and supportive care. He received recognition through numerous awards, including the ASCO B.J. Kennedy Prize and the MASCC Distinguished Services Award. Dr. Aapro remains an influential voice in oncology as an Executive Board member of the European School of Oncology and through his involvement with SIOG, MASCC, AFSOS, JASCC, EORTC, and ESMO.

About Dr. Martin Harutyunyan

Dr. Martin Harutyunyan is a medical oncologist and palliative care specialist who currently serves as the Head of the Palliative Medicine Service at Yeolyan Hematology and Oncology Center in Yerevan, Armenia. He has been working as a medical oncologist at the same center since October 2021. Dr. Harutyunyan has made significant contributions to research and patient care throughout his career. He has worked as a clinical researcher at the “City of Smile” Charitable Foundation and as a medical coordinator at the Union of Armenian Doctors. Dr. Harutyunyan’s played a key role in the launch of a Palliative Medicine Service at Yeolyan Hematology and Oncology Center.