Chair: Dr. Guillermo Chantada
The SIOP Board of Directors decided to establish the Program 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 Program is generously funded by Amazon.
PARC’s Ambitious Goal
Through the PARC Program 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 Program, 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.
PARC Committee Members
Alan Davidson, Alejandra Casanovas, Alejandra Mendez, Carl E. Allen, Eric Bouffet, Federico Antillon-Klussmann, Francois Doz, Girish Chinnaswamy, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Mariana Kruger, Rashmi Dalvi, Raya Saab, Muhammad Saghir Khan