If you need more information about childhood cancer, treatment please follow these links:
Links to other websites
- Innovative Therapies for Children with Cancer European Consortium (ITCC)
ITCC aims to provide a combined biological and clinical drug evaluation programme to select and apply the most promising novel compounds for their use in childhood cancer.
- IDA Foundation
IDA Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization, committed to contribute towards greater accessibility of healthcare supplies in developing countries. IDA’s core objective has remained to provide high quality essential drugs and medical supplies at the lowest possible price to the not-for-profit healthcare sector in developing countries. IDA Foundation is the world’s largest not-for-profit provider of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offering a wide range of quality assured products from stock.
- The Hospital Organisation of Pedagogues in Europe (H.O.P.E)
H.O.P.E is a body which is concerned with the schooling for children in hospital.
Information on clinical trials
A Internet website created in the USA serves patients, parents and professionals to better understand and access information concerning paediatric medicines and clinical trials. Created by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in partnership with other National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutes, the site combines video and text to address some pertinent issues evolving from the new thinking on administering medicinal products for children that is resulting in clinical trials for paediatric populations of many diseases – including rare ones – both in the USA and in Europe. It is hoped that the new website will enable parents and paediatric patients to better understand the role of clinical trials and ultimately facilitate the consent process. The website addresses the major themes involved in paediatric clinical trials: why research is necessary in paediatric populations; benefits and disadvantages; what happens at the end of a study; rights of families; and much, much more. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/childrenandclinicalstudies/index.php