The next SIOP Africa Meeting will take place from March 06 – 09, 2019 at the JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.

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The next ABM will take place in the Luxury JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Saturday, March 9 , 2019 from 13:00 – 14:00.

SIOP Africa also works on several projects and campaigns such as  PODC Twinning Projects and Wilms Tumor Project.


Executive Committee

Renner Lorna, Prof

Past President

Next Business Meeting

Join us at our SIOP Africa Business Meeting
Dear friends and colleagues,
We are pleased to inform you that the Africa group will be meeting for an hour at SIOP Africa meeting in Cairo.

Luxury JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
Saturday, March 9
13:00 – 14:00

Invitees include Delegates from Africa, those working in Africa, collaborators with African countries.

Briefly, the agenda will include:
1. Validation of the SIOP Africa 2018 ABM minutes
2. Electing representatives
3. Collaborations in Africa – protocols, research
o Nurses group
o WT group – see info here
o WCC –
o Others
4. Parents and support groups CCI
5. Update on SIOP Africa 2021
6. SIOP Africa 2023 : Call for application
7. Update on WHO initiative
8. Any other issues
You may contact the SIOP Africa Continental branch by email for any queries.

Looking forward seeing you in Cairo.

Bests Wishes,
Laila Hessissen
SIOP Continental President Africa


Read the latest news and updates

Next ABM – Luxury JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Saturday, March 9 , 2019 from 13:00 – 14:00

News@SIOP – September 2018 – Africa

SIOP Africa 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it gives us great pleasure indeed to extend to you our worm welcome to attend the 13th African Conference of the international society of pediatric oncology that is planned to be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Egypt on 6-9  2019.

SIOP Africa Congress 2017


Cameroon Twinning Project

Other projects in Africa include the twinning program between Stellenbosch and Cameroon under the leadership of Proff Peter Hesseling and Mariana Kruger, which is going exceedinly well.

Dr Francine Kouya has enrolled for a two year fellowship at Stellenbosch to improve her oncology skills and is funded by the Cameroon Baptists, BT Thyer Trust and WCC. Nurse Joel Kaah has been enrolled for postgraduate training in palliative care at University of Cape Town, supported by WCC.

Several successful treatment protocols have been implemented with improved outcome for Burkitt lymphoma, Kaposi sarcoma and nephroblastoma, which will be presented at SIOP 2015. Burkitt lymphoma has a more than 50% long term survival and Kaposi sarcoma survival has also improved. The first modified treatment protocol for Retinoblastoma, which is now the second most common cancer, was implemented and outcome will be probably be presented at SIOP 2016.

The current most important project for which funding is sought, is the building of a parent house at each treatment hospital (Mbingo, Mutengene, Banso).

Francine Kouya and Glen Mbah have organized an excellent symposium at Bamenda CBC HQ, attended by specialists from the Bamenda Provincial Hospital, Sacocah Rehabiliation Centre and potential donors for the Stellenbosch-Cameroon Twinning Project.

World Childhood Cancer day was celebrated with a concert held at Banso hospital.

Collaborative PODC Nephroblastoma Protocol

The first collaborative PODC nephroblastoma protocol including Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon and Malawi under the leadership of Trijn Israels are doing well and further presentations will be presented at SIOP 2015.

The GFAOP is successfully combining Francophone countries in joint treatment protocols for paediatric cancers and assist in capacity building through several diploma and certificate courses in paediatric oncologys for doctors and nurses.