Optimal care for the child with cancer: A summary statement from the SIOP working committee on psychosocial issues in pediatric oncology Journal Articles uri icon

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  • AbstractSince its foundation in 1991, the SIOP Working Committee on Psychosocial Issues in Paediatric Oncology1 has developed and published 12 sets of Guidelines for health‐care professionals treating children with cancer and their families. Those elements considered essential in the process of cure and care of children with cancer are summarized in this document as a formal statement, developed at the 2007 SIOP annual meeting in Mumbai. Elaboration of the concepts with detailed strategies for practice can be found in the referenced guidelines [1–12] and in a companion publication [13]. This article is a summary of what practitioners considered critical elements in the optimal care of the child with cancer, with the goal of stimulating a broader application of these elements throughout the SIOP membership. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2009;52:904–907. © 2009 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.


  • Spinetta, John J
  • Jankovic, Momcilo
  • Masera, Giuseppe
  • Ablin, Arthur R
  • Barr, Ronald Duncan
  • Arush, Myriam Weyl Ben
  • D'Angio, Giulio J
  • Van Dongen‐Melman, Jeanette
  • Eden, Tim
  • Epelman, Claudia
  • Martins, Antonio Gentil
  • Greenberg, Mark L
  • Kosmidis, Helen Vasiliatou
  • Oppenheim, Daniel
  • Zeltzer, Paul M

publication date

  • July 2009