Abstract. Department of Oncology, radiology and palliative medicine was opened in the Kazan State Institute for improvement of doctors named after V.I. Lenin in 1946 and was called the Department of surgery and Oncology. Heads of Department were professors Yu.A. Ratner, M.Z. Sigal, R.M. Taziev. Currently the Department is headed by the rector of the Academy, the chief oncologist of MH of RT and Volga region, Director of the Volga Region branch of N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Professor R.Sh. Khasanov. The development and improvement of combined, extended and plastic surgical interventions, the introduction of endoscopic technologies for the treatment of malignant tumors, development of new scientific directions ― oncoendocrinology, oncopsychology, palliative medicine, new concepts of radiotherapy, the development of modern information technologies for organization of cancer services ― today department. The number of employees grew from 5 to 22, including 8 professors, doctors of sciences.

Key words: Department of Oncology, history, malignant tumors.

Z.A. Afanasyeva

Kazan State Medical Academy, Kazan

Afanasyeva Z.A. ― Professor of the Department of Oncology, radiology and palliative medicine of the Kazan State Medical Academy

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