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Message from Our Chairperson

Message from Carmen Auste, CCI chair Below the letter of our newly elected chair, Carmen Auste (from the Philippines). In it she traces the highlights of the 20 year journey  of ICCCPO and the achievements of ICCCPO and its member Read more »

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Message from the Chair

Hong Kong Conference, September 2013 In parallel and at times in conjunction with the SIOP Conference, ICCCPO successfully held its Annual Conference 2013 from 25th to 27th September in Hong Kong, China. Since our last communication many significant events have Read more »

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Personal Thoughts about Clinical Trials

Marisa Fasanelli, President of Peter Pan Association (Rome, Italy) In the past thirty years, paediatric oncology is unquestionably the branch of medicine that has achieved most success in terms of healing, especially in the field of leukaemia. Nevertheless, about 25% Read more »

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Inspiring video from a childhood cancer oncology ward

Two nurses at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital had a special idea. They created a video featuring their patients – something fun to look back on when cancer is hopefully just a memory. It is really an inspiring video and Read more »

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George H.W. Bush raised awareness of childhood cancer

In July George H.W. Bush shaved his head for Patrick, a two year old boy with cancer. Patrick is the sun of a secret service agent. A group of secret service agents shaved their heads to show solidarity with the Read more »

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The Snake in the Garden

by Pico Iyer, Pico Iyer’s 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. He wrote down his experiences what it means for parents who’s children undergoing treatment. Here you find the link to the blog:

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Communication and Decision Making with Children and Families – a Parent’s Perspective

by Renate Pfeifer, SIOP conference London Talk given at the 44th SIOP conference in London, Joint Session: Symposium on Communication and Decision Making in Children and Families, Oct.8, 2012 Just a few words about myself: I am a mother of Read more »

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Communication under difficult circumstances

by Irina Ban, presentation held at the 2012 ICCCPO conference in London This article is about communication of parents of children with cancer from the Balkan region, which started in very difficult and unusual circumstances. The Balkan region is on Read more »

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Safer Medicine for Children

Gerlind Bode, ICCCPO advisor A new EU funded project, called EPOC, deals with the research of the drug doxorubicin to provide better understanding of the effects and side effects. Today’ treatment of children with cancer is standardized by national and Read more »

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The importance of cancer registries

Article written by Gerlind Bode, Advisor to the Board – from Peter Kaatsch’s presentation on Germany Registries at the 2008 Conference in Berlin. A well-functioning registry is the backbone of any treatment program in paediatric oncology. Exact statistics about the Read more »

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