Excellence in Radiotherapy for Children and Adolescents: the QUARTET Project

Written by SIOPE on 30 May 2016 in Press Release
Press Release

Last 20th May 2016 a group of European experts in paediatric cancer radiotherapy and imaging officially kicked-off the project QUARTET (Quality and Excellence in Radiotherapy and Imaging for Children and Adolescents with Cancer across Europe in Clinical Trials) in Brussels.

Last 20th May 2016 a group of European experts in paediatric cancer radiotherapy and imaging officially kicked-off the project QUARTET (Quality and Excellence in Radiotherapy and Imaging for Children and Adolescents with Cancer across Europe in Clinical Trials) in Brussels. Dr Tom Boterberg from the University of Ghent coordinates this 5 years’ European project.

Delivery of high-quality radiotherapy in children and adolescents with cancer plays an essential role in achieving better patient outcomes. It reduces the risk of both local recurrence and long-term toxicity. Thanks to the collaboration between SIOPE and EORTC, the QUARTET project intends to improve radiotherapy treatments in children and adolescents by prospectively reviewing treatment plans by dedicated experts before the treatment is given. 

This project is inscribed in the wider scope of the SIOPE Strategic Plan ‘A European Cancer Plan for Children and Adolescent’, and it has been funded thanks to the generosity of Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner, a Luxembourg private foundation which provides multi-disciplinary support to families of children with cancer or life-threatening rare diseases.

MORE INFORMATION:                     QUARTET Project Webpage
TWITTER:                                    @SIOPEurope, #QUARTET
CONTACTS:                                 Prof. Tom Boterberg C/O SIOPE Office (office@siope.eu,+32 2 775 02 12)

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The European Society for Paediatric Oncology represents more than 1,500 professional members across 34 European countries. SIOPE is the leading organisation in Europe fighting to ensure that children with cancer receive the best possible treatment and go on to live full and meaningful lives. www.siope.eu

 

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