An Overview of the Young Investigator Education Day in Kyoto!

This week on the blog I am delighted to give you all an overview of our speakers our 4th SIOP YI Education day which will be held on Friday 16th November 2018.

By Gemma |

Global HOPE: Tackling Childhood Cancer in Africa

On August 9th, 2018, The East African Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship program celebrated the graduation of its first class of four fellows in Kampala, Uganda. This was just two months after 6 children and their parents rang the survivor bell at the Kamuzu National Referral Hospital in Malawi. Until recently, these milestones in pediatric healthcare in Africa were scarce.

By Liliana |

Doing cancer research in a developing country

Hi everyone! I’m Gemma, I’m a YI Board member and co-chair of the Blog working committee. Today I’m delighted to introduce Francianne Andrade, a PhD candidate from Brazil and a new YI committee member. Here’s what Francianne has to say about the importance of doing research in a developing country:

My name is Francianne and I am a Ph.D. student in Brazil. I am a graduate in Biomedical Sciences. Today I would like to share about my difficulties and the gratifying experience in a research career in a developing country. I am part of the team for molecular diagnosis and study of hematological diseases, specifically identifying genetic abnormalities as part of the characterization of acute leukemias in children.

By Gemma |

Mentoring in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hi everyone! I’m David, a member of the SIOP YI Blog Committee. Today I am posting a brief question and answer session I had with Dr. Jeremy Slone, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist from Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Slone who is primarily based at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana, where he is providing clinical care to hematology and oncology […]

By David |

Childhood Cancer in Cameroon

Hi, my name is Jess Morgan –I’m a member of the SIOP YI-NET board and an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in the UK (I work part time as a clinician, and part time as a researcher). This week, I’ve been asked to share about my recent trip to visit a children’s cancer service in Cameroon, West Africa.

By Jessica Morgan |

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