Pediatric cancer is different from adult cancer. It requires
a very high level of
specialized expertise and treatment.
Some types of
childhood cancer are so complex that they
demand even greater expertise.
Brain cancer, with more than 120 tumor subtypes, is just one example of the enormous challenge of treating this disease.
The lack of specialization decreases the likelihood
of a good outcome and increases the risk
There are children and adolescents who do not win their battle simply because they do not have access to the highest level of expertise.
Many survivors will suffer serious or life threatening side effects because they lack access to specialized treatment.
We have access to the highest level of expertise in childhood cancer through partnerships with prestigious institutions in pediatric oncology such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
We assess the needs of pediatric oncology hospitals around the world to help them increase their level of expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of children with cancer.
We develop a strategic plan with each hospital to establish and fund the mechanisms that will enable their pediatric oncology team to increase their level of specialization.
Increasing the level of expertise in childhood brain and spinal cord tumors at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Centre at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona.