Petrov National Cancer Cencer, Russia
Dr Anton Barchuk is a researcher at the University of Tampere, Finland, Petrov National Cancer Center in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and executive director of Association of Oncologists of North-Western Federal District of Russia.
After graduating from Saint Petersburg Pavlov Medical University in 2005 Dr. Barchuk started his career in Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, where he completed his training in thoracic oncology and defended his PhD thesis in oncology. His primary interests were early detection of bronchial lesions with fluorescent bronchoscopy and automated cytometry. He continued his work as oncologist and researcher in Saint-Petersburg.
In 2015, he started additional education in epidemiology after being accepted to International Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology (IPPE) of the University of Tampere, Finland, where later he got PhD researcher position. Now, Dr. Barchuk is working on evaluation of cancer burden, cancer registration and cancer screening activities in Russia.
Dr. Anton Barchuk initiated and participated as an editor in the Russian translation of ICD-O-3, which was published in 2017, as part of his work to implement high quality cancer registration in Russia. He was among the initiators of the White Night Petersburg Oncology Forum in 2015 which grew to more than 3500 participants in 2017. In 2016 regional project of screening capacity was started in North-western part of Russia. Pilots of population-based breast, cervical and colorectal screening programmes were discussed in 2017-2018 and rolling-out is planned for 2019-2020.