Shining a light on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


SIOP Europe joined forces with CCI Europe and PanCare for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September), urging Europe to recognise that paediatric cancer remains an urgent health and socio-economic issue.

As the world continues to confront an extraordinary global health emergency, we must remember that cancer has not gone away. One would expect that it should be “children first” but it is too often “children last”. Serious inequalities in access to the best available care and expertise remains a critical issue across Europe. Innovation does not reach children who most need it: only nine anti-cancer medicines were authorised for a specific paediatric indication since 2007, in contrast to over 150 for adult cancers.

Read the article on The Parliament Magazine