Patronage of the European LeukemiaNet

Greetings on the occasion of the 1st European Network Symposium of the European LeukemiaNet, January 2004 in Heidelberg/Germany

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Dear Friends!

This symposium held at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg is an important landmark not only in the development of medical science in our continent but in the European life, too. Indeed, it has begun the new association’s regular practical work whose purpose is to apply a joint effort and try to fight one of the gravest, dreadful and hard to cure diseases known in the 20th century and the just started 21st century. This association goes under the name "European LeukemiaNet".

"European LeukemiaNet" founders have set themselves an extremely challenging task, but they have every ground to expect success: they proceed from the premise that a closer cooperation, a faster exchange of information between physicians and scientists within "LeukemiaNet" can help them more accurately discover the disease’s root causes, improve the patients` living conditions and raise the number of people cured of leukemia.

From the bottom of my heart I am greeting all those who have supported this noble initiative that gave a new hope to many people. I shall try my best to contribute in this benign cause: at the request of the organizers of the new network I agreed to assume patronage over its work.

Respectfully yours,

Mikhail Gorbachev