Dr. Iryna Kriachok, a head of chemotherapy of hemoblastoses department at the National Cancer Institute in Kyiv, has completed 1-month long observership at the Bone and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (BMT-CT) department at Stanford. She will also attend ASH 2023 conference in San Diego before returning back to Ukraine.
Here are her impressions from observership:
“Stanford university is one of the prominent places in the world where developing and using the most advanced technologies and methods used for the diagnosis and treatment of oncology and hematology diseases, including allogeneic transplantation and CAR-T cell therapy.
It was a great honor for me to be invited for one month training course here.
I was very impressed by openness of all the doctors here, by their willingness to share their knowledge and experience with me.
The support from every colleague was incredible.
To get such experience is extremely valuable not only for me and my career, but also for my co-workers in Ukraine with whom I will share the knowledge.
I appreciate the cutting-edge technology and innovative methods that not only enhance my skills but also offer an opportunity to contribute to the progress in the field of hematology of my home country, Ukraine. Upon my return, I am planning to use the knowledge I acquired here at Stanford to start the allogeneic stem cell transplantation program at my institution, National Cancer Institute in Kyiv”
Help Ukraine Group and Global Medical Knowledge Alliance wish all the best to Dr. Kriachok in her future endeavors in Ukraine are very grateful to Stanford BMT-CT department for excellent training. Many thanks to UICC for supporting training Ukrainian onco-practitioners abroad!