Tribute to Doctor Victor Calvagna


The European paediatric oncology community pays tribute to Doctor Victor Calvagna who passed away on 4 January 2022.

Doctor Victor Calvagna was the representative for Maltese SIOP Europe members. He was a founder of Puttinu Cares, the children’s cancer support group began from an idea and desire to offer a holistic approach of care for families with children suffering from cancer. He was an excellent paediatric oncologist working with a countless number of patients and always fighting for better treatment outcomes. He also supported families that needed to go abroad to pursue any kind of further treatment, mainly in UK.

"He taught us how to be of service to others without expecting anything in return," the Puttinu Cares Foundation wrote. "Thank you for the beautiful examples and values you have nurtured in us. We will never forget you and we will love you forever. "

His hard work and dedication to save lives of severely ill children are truly inspirational. He made patients and their families feel cared for. He was a great person and a real hero. SIOP Europe and the European paediatric oncology community thank Doctor Victor Calvagna for everything he did. Today we have lost a great doctor, but also a great friend.

To his wife and family, friends and colleagues, our thoughts are with you.