Fellowship grant for JSPHO 2012

Invitation to Asian colleagues,

On behalf of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (JSPHO) and the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (JSPON), it is our pleasure to invite Asian friends to the 54th Annual Meeting of the JSPHO and the 10th Meeting of the JSPON.

We sincerely thank the international community for their warm sympathy and supports to Japan and Japanese people following the disaster of March 11, 2011. We have lost many things because of the disaster, but we could obtain very important things; reunion and friendship with the world, especially Asian countries.


SIOP-ICCCPO Press Release(2012.02.15)

For immediate release

Global childhood cancer organizations launch early detection campaign to
save thousands of children's lives

Geneva | 15 February 2012 – Today is the International Childhood Cancer Day. The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) and the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO) are launching a targeted grassroots health advocacy campaign to better educate the public in recognizing the early warning signs for childhood cancer.

Each year 175,000 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer, of which an estimated 90,000 will die from the disease. The exact number of new cases is not known because in many countries not all children with cancer are registered and many are not ever even diagnosed correctly. These figures are staggering given the fact that 70% of all childhood cancers are curable when diagnosed and treated early. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among children in developed countries. The most common type of cancer in Europe, Americas, East Asia and among the Caucasian population is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, whereas Burkitt's lymphoma, associated with malaria and infection from the Epstein Barr virus, accounts for half of all childhood lymphomas in African countries.


SIOP-ICCCPO UN NCD Summit Press Release(2011.09.16)

For immediate release

Global Childhood Cancer Organizations Unite to Demand Action at UN General Assembly Special Session on Non-Communicable Diseases (UNGASS) in New York

Geneva | 16September 2011– The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) and the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO) will be joining forces at the First United Nations High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases taking place in New York this week to highlight the urgent need to address the fight against cancers of children and young adults worldwide. The two organizations represent over 1500 paediatric oncology medical professionals and 138 parent support organizations from countries all over the world accounting for over 84% of the global population.


Database system of childhood cancers launched in Japan

Asian network of tumor bank with standardized diagnostic system

In March, 2011, the Japanese government has decided to set up the first national database center for childhood cancers using a cloud computing system at Chiba Cancer Center. This could be linked to the children's cancer database in other countries in the near future.


The 6th SIOP Asia Congress (Iran-Kish Island, 3-5 March 2010)

Venue: Grand Eram Kish Hotel

We are pleased that the 6th SIOP Asia Congress (Iran-Kish Island, 3-5 March 2010) provided an exciting and productive time for all of us on the continental branch of SIOP. Two years ago all initial arrangements began for congress preparation. A fantastic team of individuals with a broad range of relevant experiences in the fields of congress management, financial management, and scientific planning contributed to the success of the event that was organized by Iranian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Society (IPHOS) and supported locally by Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.

The conference was attended by participants from more than 50 countries of Asia, Europe, and North America. Fortunately, several Iranian NGOs dealing with children with cancer and hematologic disorders also attended. All participants joined in together for the common cause of fighting childhood cancer that is reflected in the theme: "Best Care and Cure for Children with Cancer".