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Collaborate with childhood cancer research

The fact that childhood cancer is a minority disease means that it barely receives public or private resources to be investigated. But in addition, the fact that it is a disease completely different from adult cancer, means that the advances related to aging tumors - typical of adults - are of little or nothing use for developmental tumors - typical of children -. This circumstance is what causes the need for own funds and specific research that, to a large extent, is financed by philanthropy and the impulse of society.

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Help research childhood cancer at the SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona

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The SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona, at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, is the first pediatric cancer center in Spain. It is also a pioneering international center of reference in Europe in the treatment and research of childhood cancer.

It has a research laboratory that has been working for almost 20 years to answer the many unknowns posed by cancers that affect children. It carries out a research model called translational, consisting of giving specific answers to each of the unknowns posed by the cancers suffered by the children cared for at the center. In this way, the research can be transferred to the patient more quickly, also becoming a fundamental part of the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis process of each case.

Childhood cancer, the great unknown

Childhood cancer is random, unpredictable, and very different from adult cancer. It is a rare disease, since it affects 1 child for every 200 adults, and it is caused by an unfortunate chance during the embryonic development process, and not during the aging process of the cells, as happens in adulthood.

Despite being a minority disease in children, the truth is that cancer is the leading cause of death in children in most developed countries. A disease that is estimated to affect 400,000 new children each year around the world -although only 50% can be diagnosed-, 1,200 of them in Spain.

Currently, 80% of boys and girls who have cancer manage to overcome it. However, many of them do so with great consequences that will affect them and condition their adult lives. That is why research is the only way to ensure that treatments are less and less aggressive and may one day cure 100% of cases.

Actualitzacions i enllaços

SJD Peditatric Cancer Center Barcelona: Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona | Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (sjdhospitalbarcelona.org)

Conoce el SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelonahttps://youtu.be/9w4EkULVNOs

El cáncer de los niños no tiene nada que ver con el del adulto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk-KbtPYWOI

¿Sabes qué es el cáncer del desarrollo?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2PJ1Cf7YjU

Objectius de la campanya
  • Increase the healing capacity of cancers in children.
  • Discover new treatments for cancers that still have no alternative cure.
  • Improve treatments to reduce sequelae in surviving children.
  • Sharing knowledge for the benefit of all the children of the world.
Activitats
  • Research new and better treatments for all types of cancers that affect children and adolescents.
Qui es beneficiarà?

Advances in research have a global impact. Therefore, advancing in the treatment and research of childhood cancer will not only benefit the 400 new cases that are treated each year at the SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona, but will also help the 1,200 new cases of childhood cancer diagnosed each year in Spain. and the more than 200,000 worldwide.

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