An Introduction to Paediatric Oncology
Paediatric cancers are treated by a multidisciplinary team that includes paediatric oncologists, radiation oncologists, paediatric surgeons and specialist nurses. Significant treatment advances have been made over the past decade, including the introduction of targeted therapies such as TKIs and immunotherapies, which have dramatically improved patient outcomes across numerous cancer types.
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Paediatric Oncology Content
Pan-RAF Inhibitors for Paediatric Low-grade Gliomas Offer New Opportunities in Targeted Therapy
touchREVIEWS in Oncology & Haematology. 2023;19(1):Online ahead of journal publication
Paediatric low-grade gliomas (pLGGs) most commonly develop in the cerebellum and can be resected safely, with minimal neurological complications and long-term cure achieved following surgery alone.1 However, a large proportion of pLGGs that develop in other parts of the brain remain unresectable and ultimately manifest as a chronic disease.2 The most common location at which unresectable pLGG […]
Pamela Kearns: SIOP Europe: The Importance of Collaboration to Make Change
touchONCOLOGY spoke to Professor Pamela Kearns (University of Birmingham, UK) to discuss the importance of SIOP Europe, and the power of bringing together experts, patients and parents from the continent as one voice with one objective. Questions Why is it important to have organizations like SIOP Europe? (00:21-02:09) Is there any message you would like […]
Pamela Kearns: Leading SIOP Europe during the COVID-19 Pandemic
touchONCOLOGY spoke to Professor Pamela Kearns (University of Birmingham, UK) to discuss her experience as President of SIOP Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the biggest achievements of the European paediatric oncology community during that time. Questions How would you describe your experience as the SIOP Europe President (2019–21) and how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced […]
Carmelo Rizzari: Main Take Away Messages from the SIOP Europe 2022 Annual Meeting
Professor Carmelo Rizzari, President of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe), explains who the Annual Meeting is aimed at, who is involved and what were the main take-away messages from this year’s conference. Questions Who were the participants of the SIOPE Annual Meeting? (01:00-02:29) What is the main message you wish to share […]
Carmelo Rizzari, SIOP Europe 2022: Why is the SIOP Europe Annual Meeting Different to Other Scientific Congresses?
It was a pleasure to speak with Professor Carmelo Rizzari, President of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe), who explained why the concept of the SIOP Europe Annual Meeting is different to other scientific congresses. Speaker Disclosure: Speaker Disclosure: Carmelo Rizzari has been a consultant for Jazz Pharmaceutcials, Amgen, Servier and Clinigen. He […]
Carmelo Rizzari, SIOP Europe 2022: Structure, Organisation and Goals of SIOP Europe
We were delighted to speak to Professor Carmelo Rizzari, President of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe), who summarized the structure, organisation and goals of the society, and why the Annual Meeting took place virtually in March 2022. Questions Please summarize the organization, structure and remits of SIOPE? (01:00-03:09) Why did the SIOP […]
Guillaume Canaud, ESMO 2021: EPIK-P1 Study of Alpelisib in the Treatment Patients With PIK3CA-related Overgrowth Spectrum
touchONCOLOGY joins Professor Guillaume Canaud (Necker–Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France), to discuss EPIK-P1, a retrospective chart review study of patients with PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum who have received alpelisib as part of a compassionate use programme. Questions 1. Could you tell us a little about PIK3CA-related Overgrowth Spectrum (PROS), the clinical manifestations and prognosis? (00:25-01:11) 2. […]
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Shine Gold on Our Young Heroes & Survivors!
Honouring the children and adolescents battling cancer September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A time to recognise the children and adolescents affected by cancer at global and European scale. One would expect that it should be “children first” but sadly too often it is “children last”. There are serious inequalities in access to the best […]
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