Dear Members of the SIOP Women Leaders Network,

The field of Paediatric Oncology has been transformed by unstinted efforts of many exceptional women. These women have broken through the proverbial ‘glass ceilings’ and achieved great success in advancing our understanding of childhood cancer. The 2024 SIOP Almanac of Women Leaders profiles many such women leaders and seeks to celebrate and honour their contributions.


Today’s profile is of Ms. Edith Grynszpancholc (Argentina), a bereaved mother who founded, in the memory of her child, the Natalí Dafne Flexer Foundation which currently serves 1,200+ families across Argentina.

>>>> Read her story here

And here is Ms. Edith Grynszpancholc’s advice to those who follow in her footsteps:


Be aware of families that you serve, trust that you are going to do the best for them.”




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Warm regards,

Steering Group of the SIOP Women Leaders Network:

  • Dr. Sarah Cohen-Gogo, Canada (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Faith Gibson, UK (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Adedayo Joseph, Nigeria, Steering Group Member
  • Dr. Amita Trehan, India, Steering Group Member
  • Dr. Eman Al-Shamsi, UAE, Steering Group Member
  • Dr. Giselle Saulnier-Sholler, USA, Steering Group Member
  • Dr. Monica Cypriano, Brazil, Steering Group Member
  • Ms. Arliette Sulikhanyan, Steering Group Member
  • Ms. Liz Sniderman, Steering Group Member