“Oncological diseases are approaching chronic illnesses and are no longer a”death penalty”. – This was stated by the Deputy – the President of the Bulgarian Medical Association, prof. Dr. Nikolai Gabrovski at the opening of the conference “Innovations in Oncology Therapy – Paradigm of the Present”, which took place on 29.05.2019 in Sofia, R.Bulgaria.

Professor Gabrovski stressed that we can be happy with the development of medicine, that in the last 10 to 15 years we have entered a new era of equipment and development and changing the way of thinking.

In Europe, 3.7 million people are infected with oncological diseases, of which 1.9 million are fatal. 1/4 of the world’s diseases are oncological diseases. The treatment of these patients experienced a real revolution and slowly they turn into chronic diseases.

Two of three patients with cancer have survival for more than five years. 75% of the patients with this disease after treatment are returned to their jobs. The Republic of Bulgaria does not lag behind this trend. Indicative is the fact that people with this diagnosis are twice as many than newly reported cases.

Deputy Speaker of the parliamentary health commission, docent Dr. Lachezar Ivanov in his address at this meeting noted that oncological diseases are a priority of the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria, which is indicative of the increase in the financial means for diagnosing and treatment in the last four years. He notice the  datat in the period from 2015 to 2019 when 8.5 million BGN were spend for equipment in this area. Investments in Europrograms are 68,382 million BGN . For hospital treatment were spent 112,293 million BGN in 2015, and 209 million in 2019. For medicines in 2019, the NZOC allocates 245 962 792 BGN, and in 2019 416 104 355 BGN.