Because we are a small group of volunteers, we welcome every bit of time and expertise that our members can offer to help medical staff treat children with cancer.
What we need
At present, this is what we need:
- Let us know of any training courses that are suitable for us to publish.
- Promote our database to colleagues and your network by word of mouth, email, Twitter, Facebook etc.
- Join our Find an expert
- Promote find an expert to colleagues and your network by word of mouth, Twitter, Facebook etc.
- We are looking for people to fill in the global mapping survey in Latin America. Do you know anyone in Latin America that is suitable?
Increasing our social media presence.
- Please follow us on Twitter and retweet anything you think might help – https://twitter.com/cancerpointe
See how @cancerpointe help staff treat kids with cancer in low & mid income countries: publicising training, access to experts & docs
- Please follow us on Facebook and like anything you find interesting – https://www.facebook.com/cancerPOINTE
- Please follow us on Instagram and like anything you find interesting – https://www.instagram.com/cancerpointe/
Paediatric Oncology Nurses
We have a page on this site this is help paediatric oncology nurses get more involved with SIOP and paediatric oncology in developing countries – Paediatric oncology nurses – SIOP PODC needs you – how to get involved.
Below is a suggested email if you want to tell people about Cancer POINTE.
Have a look at https://cancerpointe.com to see what they are doing to help medical staff in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) that are treating children with cancer, often with very little proper training. Cancer POINTE are part of SIOP (https://siop-online.org/).
What they do:
- They publish paediatric oncology training courses, fellowships, conferences for medical staff in low and middle income countries (LMIC) – https://cancerpointe.com/training/
- They operate a Find an Expert scheme where they connect clinicians from LMICs with experts in various types of paediatric cancer. The expert then gives advice on treating a patient – https://cancerpointe.com/experts/
- They publish adapted treatment regimens for use in LMICs.
- They are also working closely with the SIOP senior leadership team including Eric Bouffet and Scott Howard on creating a global map of paediatric oncology services, starting off with Africa – https://siop-online.org/global-mapping-of-paediatric-oncology-services/
Have a look at https://cancerpointe/get-involved for details of how you can help.
Do you have any ideas or suggestions?
If you can think of any ways to help staff treat children in low and middle income countries, or you want to get involved then please get in touch. We want to hear from you: