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Pediatric Oncology

Pediatric Cancer Patients from Uganda

The goal of the Pediatric Oncology Program is to improve the quality of care for children and adolescents with cancer in low and middle income countries (LMIC). The objectives of the program include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provide education and training in pediatric cancer and its management including supportive care, psychosocial support and palliative care through a variety of methods.
  2. Design and develop clinical research studies in selected pediatric cancers that are feasible, affordable and yet effective for LMIC.
  3. Establish comprehensive pediatric cancer programs in settings where there are identified needs.
  4. Establish specific programs within institutions to address aspects of pediatric cancer care where there are identified needs.

Current Projects

For detailed information about the scope of these current projects, please click on the specific project below.

Developing a Model of Care for the Treatment of Burkitt Lymphoma (BL) in Equatorial Africa

Developing a Center of Excellence for the Care of Children and Adolescents with Cancer

Improving Early Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Children with Retinoblastoma in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa



Dr Calbi with Children from the Pediatric Burkitt Lymphoma Ward at St Mary’s Hospital, Lacor, Uganda

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