In 2017, the author’s collective (Berezhnaya NM, Potebnya GP, Kolesnik OO, Konovalenko VF, Lisovenko GS, Didenko GV, Bazas VM, Khranovskaya NM) of the National Cancer Institute, the Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology named after RE Kavetsky. NAS of Ukraine received the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology (chemical-biological and medical sciences) for the work «Fundamental basics for the implementation of mechanisms of antitumor protection of the body.»
Original methods of manufacturing individual antitumor vaccines based on xenogeneic embryonic proteins, which are obtained from autologous cells, are proposed. The effectiveness of such vaccines was confirmed experimentally, in particular, they were included in complex therapy for patients with gastric cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. A significant result of auto vaccine therapy is a significant increase in almost 20% in the overall 5-year survival rate in vaccinated patients.
The National Cancer Institute has signed a Memorandum of Scientific Cooperation with the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University (Great Britain) in recent years; a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed with the University of California (Irvine, USA); Memorandum on the relationship between the Center of Molecular Immunology of the Republic of Cuba and the National Cancer Institute; Memorandum on the relationship between the Ministry of Health of the Republic: Macedonia and the National Cancer Institute; an agreement was concluded on the general activities in the field of the experimental and clinical oncology with the Biomedical Institute of Clemson University (USA); concluded an agreement on scientific and practical cooperation in the field of clinical oncology with the University Hospital. Jan Biesel, Bydgoszcz, Poland; concluded an agreement on scientific and practical cooperation with the Institute of Oncology of Southern Switzerland (IOSI).
The National Cancer Institute cooperates with the institutions:
- National Cancer Center of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
- International Agency for Research on Cancer (MADR) — International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
- The Italian Research Group with the study of Lymph (FIL).
- International consultative diagnostic online platform iPath.
- International lymphoma organization of patients (College of lymphoma).
- Diagnostic reference laboratory SDD, USA.