The European Network for Cancer Research in Children and Adolescents (ENCCA) is a network of excellence comprising 34 high-level European research institutes and organisations, recognised for their distinction in paediatric oncology and dedication to improving the treatment of children and adolescents suffering from cancer.
ENCCA efficiently integrates all stakeholders (including parent and patient advocates) by enhancing their collaboration and providing them with common tools and approaches to solve the current bottlenecks in testing new therapeutic strategies for rare cancers in a vulnerable age group.
In an effort to facilitate access to therapies and standards of care across Europe, the ultimate aim of ENCCA is to create a sustainable “European Virtual Institute” for clinical and translational research in childhood and adolescent cancers.
SIOPE is in charge of the communication and dissemination activities of the project, as well as of the management and facilitation activities. Funded by the FP7 (7th Framework Programme for research of the European Commission) for 5 years, the project will last until the end of 2015.