The global pandemic of SARS-Cov-2 (COVID19) is presenting extremely challenging times for all those working to care for children with cancer and their families around the world. Many of you have had to change the way you provide care and contribute your staff and personal efforts towards other services in your hospitals. Every service is having to plan and re-plan as local situations are evolving rapidly.
What do we know about childhood cancer services around the world? We know that there is gross inequity – that where you live often determines whether you live. Children with cancer in high-income countries have an 80% chance of being cured, while those in low-income countries may have no chance at all. We speculated about the reasons but we need the data to start crafting the solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.