Track 10: Pediatric Oncology
It can be frightening to hear that a child has cancer or a blood disorder. It is acknowledged that neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumour of infancy. It is an embryonic malignancy of the sympathetic nervous system arising from neuroblasts (pluripotent sympathetic cells). Researchers are looking for genetic source of childhood cancer. The common blood disorders in children are leukaemia and lymphoma. Leukaemia is a disease of the white blood cells. The most common type of Pediatric leukaemia is acute lymphocytic leukaemia. Other types of leukaemia that occur less frequently in children are acute myeloid leukaemia, and chronic myeloid leukaemia. Lymphomas (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma) are the third most common cancer in children. Based on the characteristics and microscopic appearance of the cancer cell, the Pediatric lymphomas are divided into Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Hence learning more about the advances in cancer detection and images becomes a prominent subject to cure childhood cancer.
Related Societies & Associations:
Europe: International Society for Social Pediatrics & Child Health, Baltic Association of Pediatric Surgeons Tallinn, European Society For Developmental Perinatal & Pediatric Pharmacology; Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists London, European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Italian Society of Pediatric Rome