SIOP Africa also works on several projects and campaigns such as PODC Twinning Projects and Wilms Tumor Project.
Read the latest news and updates from SIOP Africa in the summer edition of the SIOP Newsletter.
Voting closed for SIOP Continental President – Africa Elections
The announcement of the election results will be made during the 49th SIOP Annual Meeting in Washington DC (USA) at the Annual Business Meeting.
SIOP Africa Congress 2017
Cameroon Twinning Project
Dr Francine Kouya has enrolled for a two year fellowship at Stellenbosch to improve her oncology skills and is funded by the Cameroon Baptists, BT Thyer Trust and WCC. Nurse Joel Kaah has been enrolled for postgraduate training in palliative care at University of Cape Town, supported by WCC.
Several successful treatment protocols have been implemented with improved outcome for Burkitt lymphoma, Kaposi sarcoma and nephroblastoma, which will be presented at SIOP 2015. Burkitt lymphoma has a more than 50% long term survival and Kaposi sarcoma survival has also improved. The first modified treatment protocol for Retinoblastoma, which is now the second most common cancer, was implemented and outcome will be probably be presented at SIOP 2016.
The current most important project for which funding is sought, is the building of a parent house at each treatment hospital (Mbingo, Mutengene, Banso).
Francine Kouya and Glen Mbah have organized an excellent symposium at Bamenda CBC HQ, attended by specialists from the Bamenda Provincial Hospital, Sacocah Rehabiliation Centre and potential donors for the Stellenbosch-Cameroon Twinning Project.
World Childhood Cancer day was celebrated with a concert held at Banso hospital.
Collaborative PODC Nephroblastoma Protocol
The first collaborative PODC nephroblastoma protocol including Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon and Malawi under the leadership of Trijn Israels are doing well and further presentations will be presented at SIOP 2015.
The GFAOP is successfully combining Francophone countries in joint treatment protocols for paediatric cancers and assist in capacity building through several diploma and certificate courses in paediatric oncologys for doctors and nurses.