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.
Expert video highlights and insights from the conference hub and comprehensive peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio provide updates on the ever-changing landscape.
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Paediatric Oncology Content
Front-line consolidation therapy in B-ALL: current challenges and novel strategies
Watch adult and paediatric oncologists discuss unmet needs in front-line B-ALL consolidation and in-development novel strategies.
Pamela Kearns: Exciting steps forward through collaborative clinical trials in paediatric oncology
Professor Pamela Kearns (Director, Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, UK) discusses some of the most important clinical trials she is currently involved with in the field of paediatric oncology. She includes: The Glo-BNHL trial, which is the largest platform trial in paediatric and adolescent relapsed and refractory B-cell malignancies globally (0:32) INTER-EWING, a clinical […]
Pamela Kearns: Highlights from SIOP Europe 2023
Professor Pamela Kearns (University of Birmingham, UK) joins touchONCOLOGY to discuss her highlights from the first face-to-face annual meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE Europe) since the COVID-19 pandemic (Valencia, 8-12 May 2023). She celebrates joint sessions with patient advocacy groups, and the importance of patient and parent experience in the debate […]
Carmelo Rizzari: Highlights from the SIOPE Europe 2023 Annual Meeting!
President of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE Europe), Prof Carmelo Rizzari, discusses his highlights from the SIOPE Europe 2023 annual meeting. This year it was attended by 1200 individuals, bringing together healthcare professionals, parents, patients, caregivers, young oncologists, nurses and many other groups involved in the paediatric oncology. There were 150 sessions and […]
Carmelo Rizzari: An overview of SIOP Europe
President of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE Europe), Prof Carmelo Rizzari, provides an interesting update on the society, the recent annual meeting, the mission and future objectives. Topics covered SIOPE structure (01:11) Membership, Board and SIOPE Office (05:00) Initiatives and Mission (08:00) Education, AI, GDPR (09:30) Support for survivors (12:10) SIOPE Meeting 2023 […]
Pan-RAF Inhibitors for Paediatric Low-grade Gliomas Offer New Opportunities in Targeted Therapy
touchREVIEWS in Oncology & Haematology. 2023;19(1):4-5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2023.19.1.4
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 […]