15th of Februar 2012,
The International Confederation of Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO) and the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) are raising awareness of the importance of early detection and diagnosis in the treatment outcome of childhood cancer.
Launch of “Early detection improves cure rates” campaign on the 15th of February
Under the motto ‘early detection improves cure rates’ many activities took place at and around this year’s Childhood Cancer Day (Feb. 15th). Here are some pictures from the event in Bonn (Germany) where SIOP president Dr. Gabriele Calaminus together with ICCCPO vice chair Benson Pau launched the campaign for early detection. Like in many other cities within Germany cards with the early warning signs had been given out to the public, children released balloons to carry the message and they helped to distribute hundreds of those cards. Even though the weather was not very favorable for such a public event, many people stopped and wanted to be informed. Similar events will follow throughout the year.
Launch of ICCCPO and SIOP campaign, Bonn (Germany)
Dr. Gabriele Calaminus, SIOP president & Benson Pau, ICCCPO Vice chair
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Below are useful documents related to International Childhood Cancer Awarenss Campaign 2012:
|ICCCPO Letter to members||by ICCCPO, January 2012||English, Spanish|
|Joint ICCCPO-SIOP Press relase on ICCD||by ICCCPO and SIOP, February 2012||Press release|
|ICCD Postcard Plan of Action||by ICCCPO and SIOP, Januar 2012||English, Spanish, Chinese, Japan|
|Postcard Version A||by ICCCPO and SIOP, January 2012||ViewPDF, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese|
|Postcard Version B||by ICCCPO and SIOP, January 2012||ViewPDF, Spanish, German, Chinese|
|Postcard Word Fill out||by ICCCPO and SIOP, January 2012||Template|