Chair: Dr. Guillermo Chantada
PARC Committee Members
Alejandra Casanovas, Alejandra Mendez, Carl E. Allen, Eric Bouffet, Girish Chinnaswamy, Mariana Kruger, Raya Saab
The SIOP Board of Directors decided to establish the Programme for Advancing the Research Capacity (PARC) for Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials in Low Income Countries and Middle Income Countries, which is governed by the SIOP PARC Committee. The PARC Programme is generously funded by Amazon and Foundation S.
PARC’s Ambitious Goal
Through the PARC Programme to bolster pediatric oncology clinical research infrastructure in low income countries (LICs) and middle income countries (MICs), SIOP will enhance the capacity for research-informed treatment to improve the care and cure of children with cancer.
Through the PARC Programme, SIOP will 1) enable SIOP members and partners to expand research capacity in order to generate local evidence for cure and care, 2) advocate for increased use of research to provide evidence that optimizes the outcomes for children with cancer, and 3) mobilize resources for clinical research capacity development in LICs and MICs. To learn more, please see this article.
PARC Committee Member Applications
The PARC Committee has 6 open member positions. Please review the TOR of the PARC Committee and if you are interested in serving the SIOP Community in this volunteer position, please nominate yourself. Thank you for your interest in advance.
PARC Grant Announcements
Nai-Kong and Irene Cheung Family Career Development Award
The Nai-Kong and Irene Cheung Family Career Development (CD) Award provides funding to clinical investigators associated with and working with PARC-affiliated cooperative groups that operate in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). These clinical investigators should be participating or should intend to participate in clinical research in a cooperative group in their country or region. The applications window for this award has closed.