The SIOP Education and Training Committee is glad to announce the launch of the “Childhood Cancer Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Referral (CEDAR) project”, in collaboration with the International Pediatric Association (IPA). The main objective of the CEDAR Project is to improve the knowledge and understanding of general health care providers, including paediatricians, family practitioners, and community nurses, involved in the initial care, diagnostic workup, and referral of paediatric patients suspected of having cancer.


By providing practical advice from oncology experts from around the world, we aim to improve the outcomes of children with cancer in resource-limited settings where delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and underdiagnosis significantly impact cancer-related morbidity and mortality. In the first phase of the CEDAR project, SIOP and IPA are organizing a series of monthly webinars (September 2022 to March 2023) to highlight the importance of early diagnosis, with a focus on the six WHO index cancers (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Wilms tumour, retinoblastoma, and low-grade glioma). There will also be a discussion session with an international expert panel in each of these webinars.


Date Time Title Agenda Link to Register Recording
9 September 2022 2 – 3 pm (UTC) Outcomes of Childhood Cancers: Gaps and Disparities to be addressed View here Closed Recording (English & Spanish)
14 October 2022 2 – 3 pm (UTC) Diagnosis and Referral of Acute Leukaemia View here Closed Recording (English & Spanish)
18 November 2022 2 – 3 pm (UTC) Diagnosis and Referral of Retinoblastoma View here Closed coming soon
16 December 2022 2 – 3 pm (UTC) Diagnosis and Referral of Low-Grade Glioma (Brain Tumours) coming soon Register here
20 January 2023 2 – 3 pm (UTC) Diagnosis and Referral of Hodgkin Lymphoma coming soon Register here
3 February 2023 2 – 3 pm (UTC) Diagnosis and Referral of Burkitt’s Lymphoma coming soon Register here
10 March 2023 2 – 3 pm (UTC) Diagnosis and Referral of Wilms Tumour coming soon Register here



These webinars are free to attend and open to everyone. Each webinar is CME-accredited with EACCME and worth 1 CME credit. The recordings of these meetings will be published on SIOP’s Knowledge Centre and on SIOP’s YouTube Channel. For questions or further information, please email

American Medical Association (AMA)
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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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