Paediatric Oncology International Network for Training and Education

Two opportunities available to help clinicians treat children with cancer in low resource settings

The SIOP PODC Education and Training Working Group (POINTE) is looking for new people to join the core team. We are looking for people who are interested in helping health care professionals in low resource settings treat children with cancer. Any background is welcome, clinical experience in treating children with cancer is great but definitely not a requirement. If you are interested in supporting health care professionals in resource limited settings, and you have enthusiasm and some time to spare please email info@cancerpointe.com for details. This is an exciting time for POINTE as we are established now and we are being asked to support other groups, and publicise more and more events.

We are also looking for people to get involved with POINTE for a few hours each week. This is helping us find, promote and publicise events over social media and on our website (https://cancerpointe.com). You don’t need any technical skills or experience in social media, we can teach you. You would be helping health professionals care for children with cancer in low resource settings. Please email info@cancerpointe.com for details.

If you have any questions about either of the opportunities please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


POINTE Meeting

A huge thank you to everyone that attended the POINTE meeting. Great to see you all and get your input. Representation from at least four continents and 16 countries – see the colours in red on the map. We will respond to all the comments in the meeting chat.


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Welcome to POINTE

Paediatric Oncology International Network for Training and Education  

Promoting global childhood cancer education

POINTE connects healthcare workers from resource-limited setting with resources to enhance the care of paediatric cancer patients world.

POINTE provides a variety of resources related to educating and training the medical professional:

  • A database of education and training opportunities from many different countries
  • A list of international cancer experts available for consultation
  • A variety of educational documents for patients and providers
  • A map of twinning programs around the world
  • Information about the joint project between SIOP and POINTE to map pediatric oncology resources around the world

Our offerings are updated regularly, so check back often for more resources!

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Latest News

Our thoughts and wishes go out to affected patients and healthcare workers at this difficult time.

Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center

SIOP and St. Jude have joined forces to create a global resource center where we can all access the most updated information about COVID-19 and have a community space for engagement to support our programs and collectively create the new knowledge that we will need to build better practices during this trying time. Click here to download a PDF

SIOP COVID-19 Resources & Guidance

This SIOP page provide access to resources and experiences of our colleagues around the world including the option to share your own via a special form

Published paper on COVID-19

“Early advice on managing children with cancer during the COVID‐19 pandemic and a call for sharing experiences” available on Wiley Paediatric Blood & Cancer

POINTE is a project from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries: Education and Training Working Group



Questions? Have a resource to share?
Contact us: info@cancerpointe.com