"Improving childhood cancer outcomes in low and middle income countries through multi centre collaborative research"

The WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer aims to achieve at least 60% survival for childhood cancer globally and reduce suffering for all by 2030. The Cure All framework outlines programmes and priority actions for this to happen. “Invest in cancer research infrastructure and participate in collaborative research networks” is one such priority action. It recognizes that progress in survival made in well-resourced settings is based on research-driven childhood cancer protocols including cooperative group trials. Hence, reducing global inequity in outcomes would require similar efforts in less well-resourced settings. We aspire to pave the way for more collaborative trials across a spectrum of childhood cancers. Together, we can foster global equity in childhood cancer outcomes and ensure a brighter future for young patients worldwide. Join our virtual session on 14th November 2023 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm GMT.
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Agenda for Collaborative Research Symposium

Welcome and Context (5 minutes)
Speaker: Ramandeep Arora

Part 1: INPHOG and its Impact (55 minutes)

1. INPHOG – Out of the Starting Blocks (10 minutes)
Speaker: Gauri Kapoor

2. Childhood ALL Collaborative Trials in India – Standardizing Risk Stratification and Treatment (15 minutes)
Speaker: Venkatraman Radhakrishnan

3. Childhood Hodgkin Disease Collaborative Trials in India – The Challenge of Carrying Everyone Together (15 minutes)
Speaker: Amita Mahajan

4. Q&A (15 minutes)

Part 2: Panel on Making Collaborative Research in LMIC Happen (30 minutes)
Session Moderators: Revathi Raj, Ramandeep Arora

1. Introduction to Panel (1 minute)

2. SIOP Programme for Advancing the Research Capacity (PARC) Overview (3 minutes)
Speaker: Guillermo Chantada

3. CReDO Overview (3 minutes)
Speaker: Girish Chinnaswamy

4. St Jude Global Overview (3 minutes)
Speaker: Nickhill Bhakta

5. Panel Discussion (20 minutes)

Join us for this insightful symposium where experts like Amita Mahajan, Gauri Kapoor, Girish Chinnaswamy, Guillermo Chantada, Ramandeep Arora, Revathi Raj, and Venkatraman Radhakrishnan will discuss the impact of INPHOG, collaborative trials in childhood cancer, and strategies to foster collaborative research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Date: 14th November, 2023
Time: 12:00 to 14:30 GMT
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Speakers & Moderators
Dr. Amita Mahajan
Senior Consultant
Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
Director, Indian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Group
Dr. Girish Chinnaswamy
Paediatric Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India
Dr. Gauri Kapoor
Director, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi, India
Director, Indian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Group
Dr. Guillermo Chantada
President, SIOP
Head Outreach Program, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Ramandeep Singh Arora
Associate Director, Pediatric Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
Director, Indian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Group
Dr. Venkatraman Radhakrishnan
Associate Professor
Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Chennai Cancer Institute, Chennai, India
Dr. Revathi Raj
Senior Consultant, Paediatric Haematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India
Director, Indian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Group
Dr. Nickhill Bhakta
Associate Faculty Member, St Jude Global, St Jude Children’s
Research Hospital, Memphis, USA