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. Laura Tan, who works at the VIVA-University Children’s Cancer Centre at the National University Hospital as an Outreach Program Senior Nursing Lecturer where she focuses on expanding Nursing Training in the Asia Pacific Region.

And here is Ms. Laura Tan’s advice to the nurses who follow in her footsteps: “Always look for an opportunity to care because hard work polishes you into a gem.

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Warm regards,

Steering Group of the SIOP Women Leaders Network:

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