SIOP - St Jude Global COVID-19 Resource Center
The Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer is for health care professionals focused on pediatric cancer. The resource provides a way for providers to collaborate, connect and find the latest information on COVID-19 as it relates to childhood cancer.
Health care professionals can access a collection of current resources and a pediatric cancer registry with real-time results.
If you are a patient or family member of someone with childhood cancer, you can find COVID-19-related resources on Together.
Paediatric Oncology Specific Resources
- Pediatric Blood & Cancer, “The COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A Rapid Global response for Children with Cancer from SIOP, COG, SIOP-E, SIOP-PODC, IPSO, PROS, CCI and St. Jude Global”
- Janssens et al., “A rapid review of evidence and recommendations from the SIOPE radiation oncology working group to help mitigate for reduced paediatric radiotherapy capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic or other crises,” Radiotherapy and Oncology, July 2020.
- Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG): “COVID-19 guidance for children and young people with cancer undergoing treatment”
- Children’s Oncology Group (COG): “Advice for parents in multiple languages”
- St Judes’s CureçKids: “St Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Oncopedia (login required)”
- American of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO): “COVID–19 Resources for Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists”
- World Child Cancer (WCC): “Responding to Coronavirus/COVID-19“
- St Jude and SIOP, COVID-19 Community Access Information for Nurses
- SIOP: “Early advice on managing children with cancer during the COVID‐19 pandemic and a call for sharing experiences” by Eric Bouffet , Julia Challinor , Michael Sullivan , Andrea Biondi , Carlos Rodriguez‐Galindo and Kathy Pritchard‐Jones
- Lancet Oncology: “Challenges posed by COVID-19 to children with cancer” by Rishi S Kotecha
- Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo (Italy): “At the Epicenter of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Humanitarian Crises in Italy: Changing Perspectives on Preparation and Mitigation” by Mirco Nacoti, MD, Andrea Ciocca, MEng, Angelo Giupponi, MD, Pietro Brambillasca, MD, Federico Lussana, MD, Michele Pisano, MD, Giuseppe Goisis, PhD, Daniele Bonacina, MD, Francesco Fazzi, MD, Richard Naspro, MD, et al.
Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD and Jeffery J. Auletta, MD – “Discussion on Impact of COVID-19 in the Pediatric Cancer Community”
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- World Health Organization (WHO): “Global Pandemic information updated daily. Advice for public and technical guidance for Health Care services”
- Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): “Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19); excellent clinical guidance and resources in English and Spanish”
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO): “ASCO Coronavirus Resources for patient care and clinical practice”
- Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): “Cancer and Coronavirus: coping with a double challenge”
- USA Centres for Disease Control: “Resources for individuals, the community and healthcare professionals”
- World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID): “Website with links for clinical guidance and international resources”
- St Jude Cure4Kids: “Online St Jude COVID 19 seminar for clinicians, March 13 2020 ((login required).”
- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: “COVID19 Guidance for Paediatric Services”
- National University of Singapore: “Evidence based report of COVID19 Science, diagnostics and clinical management (freely available download)”
- European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care: “Statement and practical experience from frontline colleagues in Lombardy region, Italy”
- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS): “ONS Interim Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
- The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO): “COVID-19 Useful Resources”
- Stanford AIM Lab and Learnly COVID-19 Evidence Service: “Can face masks be safely disinfected and reused? (N95)”
- UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project: “Clinician-led reporting project supported to enable tracking of cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 across the United Kingdom”
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA): 2020 FDA COVID Guidance
COVID-19 Resources Submission Form
It is becoming clear that children and adolescents living with cancer and older people are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and that health systems in rich and poor countries alike are ill-equipped to respond.
In light of the above, we would be interested in learning how our members are rising to challenges posed by the pandemic. Please don’t hesitate to use this form to share any relevant information, insight and resources with us which we can post under our resource collection above.
SIOP reserves the right to select resources and cannot guarantee the inclusion of a resource shared. While we will endeavour to keep the list up to date, we rely on you to let us know any updates to the resources using this form.
SIOP 2020 Ottawa
Dear friends and colleagues,
Following the latest COVID-19 developments, we would like to address any concerns regarding the upcoming SIOP Congress in October.
At this stage, the Coronavirus epidemic doesn’t stop the preparations for SIOP 2020.
However, we are taking the current COVID-19 situation very seriously and we will continue to closely monitor the situation and issue regular updates. The safety of all participants, staff and partners are very important to us.
Please click here to access our FAQ page for the most up-to-date information about our annual meeting.