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SIOPE is the only pan-European organisation dedicated to paediatric oncology: this is why our Society acts as a catalyst to unify all professionals in our sector across the continent. SIOPE promptly disseminates any relevant information to its members, supporting in this way the establishment of professional collaborations as well as the exchange of best practices. Also through our communication outlets, we do our best to ensure the best possible care and outcome for all children and young people with cancer in Europe.

In this section you be updated on the latest news and events related to paediatric oncology in Europe. Moreover, you will also find every kind of communication tool SIOPE makes use of: our newsletter ‘SIOPE News’, printed/online publications (policy position papers and scientific articles from SIOPE members), videos, brochures, adverts and links to our social media profiles on Twitter and LinkedIn.

New Horizon 2020 Calls – Working Programme 2017

- The updated version of the Horizon 2020 Working Programme 2017 has been recently made available by the European Commission. (Kindly note that the documents refer to 2016 – 2017 of which the 2017 part has been updated.) The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020, operates through annual Working Programmes that define the ... read more

Summer Deal SIOPE Society Day – Register by 27 August 2016

-   Register now to ECCO2017 and the SIOPE Society Day: 2 Key Events for Only €494 (instead of €989)   SIOPE presents a highly innovative programme for its community of professionals working in the field of childhood cancers. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the latest innovations in the paediatric and adult oncology world: register ... read more

SIOPE Flies with Brussels Airlines

- An advertorial from SIOPE has been published on the July issue of the b.inspired magazine, the official inflight magazine that you can find on Brussels Airlines airplanes. This article also marks the launch of the possibility to donate to SIOPE, thereby supporting us in the implementation of our multiple projects and initiatives to create a ... read more

SIOPE Colleagues & Partners from the UK

- SIOPE, the European Society for Paediatric Oncology, confirms its commitment to continue to work together with our colleagues and partners from the United Kingdom. More than 200 SIOPE members from the United Kingdom (of whom two sitting on the Board of our Society) considerably contribute to the implementation of the SIOPE Strategic Plan, and our ... read more

A Survivor’s Personal Story: From A Patient to A Happy Person

- Sarah Quigley Childhood Cancer Survivor, Dublin, Ireland My name is Sarah Quigley and I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Stage2B cancer in 1999. That was 17 years ago, when I was 16 years old. I underwent 6 months of chemotherapy and 4 weeks of radiotherapy. My story is probably very similar to many people who were ... read more

Brand New Parents’ House in Bosnia Herzegovina

- Lejla Kameric Ass. ‘A Heart for Children with Cancer’, Bosnia Herzegovina The first house in Bosnia and Herzegovina which will welcome both children with cancer and their parents officially opened its doors last 26 April in Sarajevo. This ‘parents’ house’ will provide continuous accommodation for young patients (and their families) who are treated in the Paediatric ... read more

Highlights from the CCI Regional Europe Meeting

- An outstanding meeting of the European branch of the confederation of parents’ organisations took place on 22-24 April 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia. Hosted by the Serbian Childhood Cancer Network, the Childhood Cancer International (CCI) Europe Regional Conference started with an introductory round for conference participants who wanted to know more about CCI and its current ... read more

SIOPE Collaboration with ESMO on Adolescents & Young Adults

- One of the objectives in the SIOPE Strategic Plan is to address the specific needs of adolescents and young adults, in cooperation with adult oncology. This is why the ESMO-SIOPE Joint Working Group on Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) was created in 2016. Although cancer in AYA is rare, it is a substantial cause ... read more

Transition to Adult Care & Survivorship

- Cancer survivors want to return to a normal life. The reality of life after cancer can be nevertheless harsh, especially if they have suffered from this life-threatening disease during childhood. Two workshops took place this spring in Brussels and covered this important subject from different angles. The first one was the 2nd Survivorship Summit (31 ... read more

Next SIOPE CRC Kick Off Meeting

- The SIOPE CRC expresses the unified voice of our professional and research community in Europe. This community recently decided that the SIOPE CRC should be composed of members coming from the different National Paediatric Haemato-Oncology Societies (NaPHOS) and European Clinical Trial Groups (ECTGs) in Europe. As a consequence the Council changed its structure, renewed its ... read more