The president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, is now emphasizing the importance of achieving more personalized medicine as well as doing great preventive work, especially in the field of oncology. “All the screenings that have proven successful in Galicia inform the population that it is better to go through one than to have to accept the worse consequences later. It can affect us all, and therefore, here we must act with a special collective effort,” he said.
He did this during the inauguration of the IX Liquid Biopsy Symposium held these days in Santiago, where he was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Julio García Comesaña. The head of the government of Galicia emphasized the importance of this meeting by bringing together a large panel of top-level specialists, experts, and researchers.
Likewise, he showed that in addition to improving the diagnosis and seeking to increase survival, it is important to give the patient peace of mind and guarantee the best quality of life as much as possible. In this regard, Rueda highlighted the important work done in Galicia, such as the Genome Project, the CAR-T Advanced Therapies Production Center, or the future proton therapy center.
The Xunta president also wanted to take advantage of the meeting to appreciate the work of the professionals who make up the health system. “Here in Galicia we have wonderful oncology and research professionals,” he assured, while also thanking the work done by entities such as the Spanish Association against Cancer. “I hope that a day will come when cancer is a bad memory. I think it’s still a long way off, but I’m also sure that we’ve made a lot of progress in a short time,” he said.