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Paediatric Oncology

Paediatric Oncology, a specialized branch of medicine dedicated to the comprehensive study, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in children, represents a multidisciplinary field that blends expertise from oncology, haematology, surgery, radiology, and other medical disciplines to address the unique challenges posed by malignancies in the Paediatric population. Children afflicted by cancer necessitate specialized care due to differences in physiology, responsiveness to treatment, and the distinct spectrum of malignancies prevalent in this age group. Paediatric oncologists are entrusted with the delicate task of not only navigating the intricacies of cancer biology but also considering the emotional and developmental needs of their young patients and their families. The spectrum of Paediatric malignancies is diverse, encompassing leukaemia, lymphoma, brain Tumours, sarcomas, and various solid organ Tumours, each demanding a tailored approach. Diagnostic modalities such as imaging, genetic testing, and molecular profiling play a pivotal role in accurately characterizing these cancers, facilitating personalized treatment plans. Treatment options may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplantation, with an emphasis on minimizing long-term side effects to ensure the child's overall well-being. The field is characterized by ongoing research, aimed at improving treatment outcomes, understanding the genetic basis of Paediatric cancers, and developing novel therapies. Beyond medical intervention, the holistic care of Paediatric oncology extends to psychosocial support, palliative care, and survivorship programs, recognizing the enduring impact of cancer on a child's life. Despite significant progress in recent years, challenges persist, demanding a collective effort from healthcare professionals, researchers, and society to advance the understanding and treatment of Paediatric cancers, ultimately fostering hope for a future where every child can overcome the adversity of cancer and experience a healthy and fulfilling life.

Committee Members
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Peter Averkiou

Peter Averkiou

Florida Atlantic University, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Magdy W Attia

Magdy W Attia

Nemours Children's Health Care System, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - David J R Hutchon

David J R Hutchon

Memorial Hospital, Darlington, United Kingdom
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Kate Tauber

Kate Tauber

Albany Medical Center, United States
EPN 2024 Speakers
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Renee J Dufault

Renee J Dufault

Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - David J Sperbeck

David J Sperbeck

North Star Behavioral Health Hospital, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Kim Amer

Kim Amer

DePaul University School of Nursing, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - James D St Louis

James D St Louis

Augusta University, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Deanna Dahl Grove

Deanna Dahl Grove

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Berkeley L Bennett

Berkeley L Bennett

Nationwide Children's Hospital, United States

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