A high level meeting took place yesterday at the impressive Zeremoniensaal (room of ceremonies) at the imperial architectural masterpiece of the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria. Several Austrian and foreign dignitaries were present, with Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of Austria, as the guest of honor. The discussions were both informal and highly informative, and President Fischer was as ever his collegial and welcoming self, and contributed homed analyses that Chancellor Schüssel qualified as highly scientific in his closing remarks. During the past 12 years of his presidency, Dr. Fischer has time and time again showed his strong commitment and support for cancer research, and has for example been a frequent visitor and supporter of Vienna’s Children Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) and St. Anna Kinderspital, the premier pediatric cancer research and treatment centers in central Europe. President Heinz Fischer and first lady Margit Fischer are seen here meeting Dr. Bennani-Baiti, President of the Cancer Epigenetics Society, who is grateful to the President’s longstanding support of cancer research. The meeting was organized and presided by Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel, former Chancellor of Austria (Cancer Epigenetics Society news, May 11, 2016).