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National Oncology Institute organized the first Clinical Trials in Oncology Workshop which took place on 27 April 2023 on the premises of the MoH SR and 28 April 2023 on the premises of the National Cancer Institute. The expert event focused on the support necessary to maintain clinical trials in Slovakia since it is often clinical trials (CTs) that provide cancer patients with the only access to innovative treatment and a chance to increased treatment effectiveness. Clinical trials currently give cancer patients hope of an improved prognosis with a possibility of long-term remission, for example in case of immunotherapy within the treatment of malignant melanoma, lung tumors, kidney tumors and so on.

NOI actively participates in recruitment and training of important clinical trials coordinators in selected healthcare facilities all around Slovakia. The Institute connects experts on clinical trials and biomedical research and helps identify areas which could contribute to effective and high-quality cancer clinical trials in our country. ”Clinical trials require meticulous coordination which increases in importance with more logistically demanding CTs, which represent the majority in oncology. That is why we, together with experts, have long emphasized the importance of working CT coordinators or entire CT sections in healthcare facilities,” underlined Mária Rečková, M.D., PhD., NOI director, and Timea Farkašová, MBA, clinical trials coordinator, NOI.

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Press release Program

Recording from the first day of CT Workshop, 27 April 2023:

Lectures – Part 1 Lectures – Part 2 Discussion

Instructional video about the role of clinical trials coordinator:

Instructional video


On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Cancer Research Foundation, the Foundation and NOI organized an expert conference PATIENT-ORIENTED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CONTINUUM on 7 March 2023. The main topic was cancer research, possibilities of active participation and updates on EU Mission: Cancer. The event took place in the Slovak Center of Scientific and Technical Information in Bratislava.

Our colleague, research and education coordinator Dr. Soňa Čierniková, focused on providing equal complex cancer care including cancer research in Europe. The support of NOI for clinical research in Slovakia was presented at the event by our colleague, clinical research coordinator Timea Farkašová, MBA. Many other experts from National Cancer Institute as well as other specialists from around Slovakia participated.

All lectures are available on the website: https://www.nvr.sk/akcie/4079/