News and Resources

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.

Our Surveys: Increasing Awareness in Europe

- We are currently running two parallel surveys: A SIOPE Survey on the Needs and Expectations of the Paediatric Oncology Community A Joint SIOPE-ESMO Survey to record the current cancer care in Europe for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) While the aim of the first survey is to increase awareness about the current and potential members ... read more

Publication of “Tumors in Adolescents and Young Adults”

- SIOPE endorsed the publication of the book “Tumors in Adolescents and Young Adults” (Karger publishers). This book is a guide to the key issues for any clinician and health professional managing adolescents and young adult (AYA) with cancer in Europe. It is highly recommended to any oncologist or haematologist treating young patients diagnosed with cancer, ... read more

MAC–CRUK–SIOPE Joint Press Release

- As the European Commission prepares to launch a consultation on the social and economic impact of the EU Paediatric Regulation 1901/2006, the European paediatric cancer community rings the alarm: less than 1 in 10 children with a terminal cancer have access to potentially life-saving innovative medicines for their disease. The conference ‘Review of the EU ... read more

CCLG Pilot grants – 2016 call

- During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September 2016), CCLG are launching another funding round of short-term pilot grants for novel and innovative biological studies into paediatric cancers. These grants are to enable researchers to access samples from the national CCLG Tissue Bank in order to obtain preliminary data that will lead to more extensive biological studies, ... read more

SIOPE-EORTC partnership to maximize quality of paediatric radiotherapy

- SIOPE recently kicked off QUARTET (Quality and Excellence in Radiotherapy and Imaging for Children and Adolescents with Cancer across Europe in Clinical Trials) a research project which aims to establish a cross-European quality assurance platform for clinical trials using radiation therapy in the treatment of children and adolescents. To implement this project, SIOPE entered into ... read more

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