Highlights from SIOP Africa 2019

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Click here to read the highlights from the 13th African Continental Meeting of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), 6–9 March 2019, Cairo, Egypt.

The 13th African Continental Meeting of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, held on 6–9 March 2019 in Cairo, was organised in collaboration with the Children Cancer Hospital (57357) @57357hospital in Egypt and the global parents’ organisation (Childhood Cancer International) @childhoodcancerinternational and supported by a large international faculty.

With 629 delegates from 37 countries (24 African), this was the largest forum of healthcare professionals focused on children and young people with cancer in Africa to showcase advances and discuss further improvements.

Successful treatment of childhood cancers in Africa is of increasing importance due to the high proportion of children and adolescents in the African population and the continuous decrease in death rates from other causes.

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