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Updated: 13 Dec 2020

Links to a lot of cancer related organisations, charities and societies are on the SIOP website here:

SIOP Organisations


No Child Should Die of Cancer. SIOP is the only global multidisciplinary society entirely devoted to paediatric and adolescent cancer.

SIOP Young Investigators

SIOP Young Investigators (YI)

The SIOP Young Investigator NETwork (SIOP YI-NET) represents the interests of young investigators in the field of paediatric oncology.

SIOP Europe

The European Society for Paediatic Oncology. Our mission is to ensure a brighter future for European children and adolescents with cancer.


To improve access to and care for children and adolescents with cancer in low and middle income countries. Our 10 PODC Working Groups and their respective chairs stimulate and disseminate scientific and clinical knowledge in different fields of paediatric care.


International Organisations

World Child Cancer

World Child Cancer supports children with cancer, and their families, in the developing world.

Childhood Cancer International

CCI is the largest patient support organization for childhood cancer. It is a global, parent-driven non-profit that represents more than 170 parent organizations, childhood cancer survivor associations, childhood cancer support groups, and cancer societies,  in over 90 countries, across 5 continents.

Sanofi Espoir Foundation

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation was created in October 2010 by the Sanofi company to consolidate more than 20 years of commitment to national and international solidarity. Its mission is to contribute to reducing health inequalities among populations that need it most by applying a socially responsible approach.

My Child Matters

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation devised the My Child Matters initiative. In operation since 2006 with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and other partner organizations, this ambitious program provides financial support, aid from international experts, and in-country networking for project developers. It is one of the most important initiatives ever implemented to fight against pediatric cancer in developing countries.

MyChildMatters – Child PGI Noida Project

Dr Nita Radhakrishnan, Pediatric Hemato-Oncologist from Child PGI, Noida discusses the MyChildMatters Project and need for infection control in Childhood cancer care.



ecancer’s mission is to raise the standards of care for cancer patients across the world through education. is a free online platform that allows everyone to share and benefit from new discoveries and developments. Website in Spanish and Englis

Childhood Cancer International (CCI)

Childhood Cancer International (CCI; formerly International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations) is an umbrella organization of childhood cancer grassroots and national parent organizations. Today, CCI is the largest patient support organization for childhood cancer.


Cure4Kids is a web-based education project of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the mission of helping health professionals in countries with limited resources improve the survival rates of children with catastrophic illnesses, including pediatric cancer, sickle cell disease, and HIV/AIDS.

Union for International Cancer Control UICC

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda.



WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC)

In September 2018 WHO announced a new effort – the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer – with the aim of reaching at least a 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, thereby saving an additional one million lives.


Global initiative for childhood cancer Overview booklet

The Initiative brings together stakeholders from around the world and across sectors with the joint goal of increasing the survival rate at least by 60% by 2030 while reducing suffering and improving quality of life for children with cancer globally.

This Overview document reminds us: if we act now, “All hands in”, we can save one million lives over the next decade.

WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer | SIOP

SIOP’s actions so far have included setting up working groups to develop WHO technical packages and ad hoc promoted workshops in selected countries of the world. SIOP is contributing to the success of this initiative by providing the expertise and knowledge of its members (mostly PODC representatives), in the WHO GICC working groups and international workshops.


Organisations – Asia

HeadSmart Jordan

HeadSmart Jordan raises awareness among the public and professionals about pediatric brain tumours and shorten the time to diagnosis. Awareness materials about symptoms and signs of pediatric brain tumours  are available in Arabic and English.

Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration

Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration is a Canadian non-profit foundation. Our team of Canadian and international health care professionals collaborates with local care professionals in lesser-resourced countries to help reduce the burden of cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Pediatric Hemato-Oncology (PHO) India

To encourage and advance the knowledge and practice of Hematology Oncology in India. InPOG is part of PHO.

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospitals, Pakistan

To act as a model institution to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy irrespective of their ability to pay, the education of health care professionals and the public and perform research into the causes and treatment of cancer.”

Indus Hospital (Pakistan) – Highlighting Our Hero: Rehana Panjwani

A highly accomplished professional in her field who has worked for over 20 years, with 16 years of expertise in nursing in pediatric oncology, Rehana Panjwani is passionate about the field and how it can be transformed in Pakistan.

St Jude India ChildCare Centres

A place of hope for children undergoing treatment for cancer. · St. Jude India ChildCare Centres · A home away from home for underprivileged families during their child’s treatment for cancer.


Organisations – Europe


The group supports individual trainees, junior doctor training and nurse training, as well as various projects in developing countries. Members of the group also have links with individual projects in various countries, including Pakistan, Malawi and Nepal.


Free Biomedical Literature Resources

Search citations to biomedical and life sciences articles dating from the 1950s to the present at // Free full-text articles are available for selected PubMed citations.

Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Pediatric Blood & Cancer is a peer-review online-only medical journal covering pediatric oncology and hematology. Free access to all SIOP members.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the United States National Cancer Program and is part of the National Institutes of Health, which is one of eleven agencies that are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Published Papers

This page on CancerPOINTE contains published papers relating to paediatric oncology in low and middle income countries.

Adapted Treatment Protocols

Adapted protocols on this site produced by SIOP for use in low-income and middle-income countries.  They were designed to accommodate the complexities of treating children with cancer in resource limited settings without sacrificing patient outcomes.

Published Papers – Nutrition and PODC

A number of published papers on this site that came from the collaborative work of the SIOP PODC Nutrition group.

Published Papers – SIOP Global Mapping Programme


A number of published papers on the  SIOP Global Mapping Programme.



SIOP Job Board

SIOP’s Job Board is the destination for job seekers and employers in the field of paediatric hematology/oncology.
The job board links qualified specialists with rewarding positions in your profession. Whether you are a job seeker or an employer, you’ll be able to expand your reach and exposure significantly.

UICC Fellowship Programmes

The Fellowship Programme plays a major role in UICC’s mission. Alongside other capacity building offers, it aims to reduce the global cancer burden by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, expertise and technical skills. The programme also enables networking and collaboration across institutions and countries.

Takemi Program in International Health

Each year the program recruits a small group of mid-career researchers and professionals to spend an academic year at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospitals, Pakistan

Careers at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust.

SIOP Job Board

The job board links qualified specialists with rewarding positions in your profession. Whether you are a job seeker or an employer, you’ll be able to expand your reach and exposure significantly.

POINTE Training

POINTE has compiled information about training courses in paediatric oncology clinical medicine or research for health care workers from resource-limited locations.



Global Health & Childhood Cancer (GHCC)

A podcast where we discuss the ideas in global health that can save the lives of children with cancer around the world.

Global Oncology Podcast

Inspiring collaboration and action in the field of global oncology.




POINTE has compiled information about training courses in paediatric oncology clinical medicine or research for health care workers from resource-limited locations.

Global Health Training Centre

Our eLearning courses are designed to cover every step, process, and issue that needs to be understood in order to conduct high-quality research. Every course is written to be globally applicable, for all diseases and all regions. Each course is carefully researched to provide high-quality material that is peer reviewed and regularly updated. A certificate is issued once a minimum of 80% is achieved in the course quizzes.