South African Children’s Cancer Study Group

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Information Resources for Medical Professionals

There are many excellent resources providing information on childhood cancer. If you have referred a patient to a Paediatric Oncology Centre, and are involved in counselling the family or continuing care, here are some websites that will provide you with background information on diagnosis, treatment and long term complications.

Paediatric Oncology Society (SIOP)

SIOP is the major global organisation concerned with the issues of children and young people who have cancer.


Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (United States)

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee has been at the forefront of research into and treatment of paediatric malignancy since the 1960s. St. Jude’s helped to pioneer the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and have a well-established outreach programme.

Brain Child

Brainchild aims to promote awareness of brain tumours in children and offer resources to children with brain tumours, their parents, and the clinicians involved with their care.

World Child Cancer

World Child Cancer works to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care for children accross the developing world.


International Agency for Research on Cancer

Cancerbackup (United Kingdom)

The CCLG is a national professional body responsible for the organisation of the treatment and management of children with cancer in the UK. The Group's main remit is the coordination of national and international clinical trials, including biological studies. Other areas of activity include national cancer registration and provision of information for patients and families.

Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation

The WBMT is a non profit scientific organization with the mission to promote excellence in stem cell transplantation, stem cell donation and cellular therapy. The purpose of this cooperation is to engage exclusively in scientific and educational activities and endeavours. The annual global survey is one of the activities of the WBMT (see publications). The WBMT engages in a variety of activities to further its mission, including:
  • An annual global survey of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) activity
  • Scientific and educational conferences
  • Development of consensus guidelines for optimum delivery of HCT services and accreditation of HCT facilities