CCI International Conference October 23-26 2019 Lyon, France

Held in conjunction with 51st Congress of The International Society of Pediatric Oncology We are happy to announce that the annual Childhood Cancer International (CCI) conference is in Europe again, this time in Lyon, the 3 rd largest city in France, where Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematograph. It will be an excellent occasion

CCI Europe Regional Conference Prague, May 22-24, 2019

The 10th CCI Europe Regional Conference will take place from May 22-24, 2019 in Prague (Czech Republic). Since a jubilee is suitable for a premiere, the conference will be in partnership with the first edition of the SIOP Europe Annual Meeting (May 20-25, 2019). If you can, take the opportunity and attend the whole conference-week

CCI Annual International Conference in Kyoto, Japan

Conference Theme: Advancing Cure, Transforming Care 16 – 19 November, 2018, Kyoto, Japan (in conjunction with 50th Congress of The International Society of Paediatric Oncology) Dear Members, Survivors and Friends, We are happy to announce that after 5 years, the annual Childhood Cancer International (CCI) conference is back in Asia!! Our conference theme this year

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% of the patients die, 60 to70% of the survivors will have at least one

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 any child with cancer benefits from demonstrating bravery and providing faith for children during their

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 little child and George H.W. Bush got inspired and he did the same. See the

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: http://opinator.blogs.nytimes.com

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 the South-East of Europe and only three countries from the region are in the European

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 international protocols which are the result of long term experiences in treating these patients. However,

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