The 4th Award Profile of the Recipient
(Head of the Thyroid Tumors Department of the Research and Clinical Institute for Radiation Medicine and Endocrinology of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus)
(Academician, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus)
2. Major Academic and Work Background :
4. Main Reasons for Selection
Dr. Demidchik is a well-known and world-famous thyroid surgeon, who has devoted himself for a long time to patients with thyroid cancer, especially children after the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Accident and even during the critical period of the catastrophe in the former USSR. He has contributed a lot to establishing the Minsk Thyroid Cancer Center in the Republic of Belarus. Dr. Demidchik has fIrst reported the rapid increase of childhood thyroid cancer in the international scientific joumal, NATURE, in 1992 and coordinated many international projects on Chemobyl Thyroid Cancer, these achievements have been highly evaluated in the world. More specifically, he has introduced and maintained successfully radioisotope therapy, I-131 , to patients with operated childhood thyroid cancer.
Dr. Demidchik is of novel character and highly respected. He is now 76 years-old but still supervises actively in the frontline of thyroid surgery for radiation-exposed patients.
Therefore, Dr. Demidchik has been highly evaluated as the most suitable winner for the 4th Annual Nagasaki Dr. Nagai Peace Memorial Prize.