On Monday 6 October 2014, Professor Gordon Wishart, Professor of Cancer Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University & Medical Director of Check4Cancer, was invited to a meeting with the Greek Minister of Health, Mr Mavroudis Voridis in Athens.
Mr Voridids recently launched a government campaign to reduce the massive number of diagnostic and ‘screening’ tests funded by Greek public insurance. Greece currently performs the same number of diagnostic tests annually as Spain, which has a population five times that of Greece.
Mr Voridis invited Professor Wishart to meet him after the cancer surgeon wrote an email to him supporting the plan and calling for more targeted cancer screening tests to be introduced as part of a strategic plan to tackle rising cancer incidence in developed countries. Professor Wishart has now agreed to participate in further discussions with Mr Voridis to take this plan forward.