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

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  • Since 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.


  • 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 1, 2009