Chair: Dr. Carl E. Allen

Vice-Chair: Dr. Girish Chinnaswamy

PARC Committee Members

Alejandra Casanovas, Alejandra Mendez, Eric Bouffet, Mariana Kruger, Raya Saab, Casey McAtee, Oscar Ramirez, Naureen Mushtaq, Nisreen Amayiri, Dr. Guillermo Chantada (ex officio)


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 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.

Thank you to our sponsors:


To see the latest updates from our PARC partners and their research, please click here