AMOR

A proposed cooperative effort to improve outcomes of childhood cancer in Central America

Federico Antillon, Fulgencio L. Baez, Ronald Barr, Jose C. Barrantes Zamorra, Ligia Fu Carrasco, Belgica Moreno, Miguel M. Bonilla, Gianni Tognoni, Maria G. Valsecch, Scott Howard, Raul C. Ribeiro, Giuseppe Masera

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Abstract

The dramatic reduction of pediatric cancer mortality rates has been one of the greatest accomplishments of contemporary medicine. About 80% of children with cancer are now expected to be cured by current therapies. However, most of the world's children have no access to cancer treatment. The translation of effective pediatric cancer therapies to impoverished regions of the world presents an enormous challenge to the health care profession. Over the past 20 years, efforts have been under way to extend adequate cancer treatment to an increasing number of children in developing countries. These initiatives, collectively designated "twinning programs," consist essentially of a partnership between a pediatric cancer unit in a developing country and a group of health care providers in the developed world. Here we review the twinning programs that have been implemented in Central America, discuss their impact on the development of local resources and the outcome of childhood cancer, and propose a collaborative research initiative aimed at improving the international dissemination of progress in pediatric hematology-oncology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

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Central America
Neoplasms
Pediatrics
Developing Countries
Health Occupations
Hematology
Therapeutics
Health Personnel
Medicine
Delivery of Health Care
Mortality
Research

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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Antillon, F., Baez, F. L., Barr, R., Barrantes Zamorra, J. C., Carrasco, L. F., Moreno, B., ... Masera, G. (2005). AMOR: A proposed cooperative effort to improve outcomes of childhood cancer in Central America. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 45(2), 107-110. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.20280

AMOR : A proposed cooperative effort to improve outcomes of childhood cancer in Central America. / Antillon, Federico; Baez, Fulgencio L.; Barr, Ronald; Barrantes Zamorra, Jose C.; Carrasco, Ligia Fu; Moreno, Belgica; Bonilla, Miguel M.; Tognoni, Gianni; Valsecch, Maria G.; Howard, Scott; Ribeiro, Raul C.; Masera, Giuseppe.

In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Vol. 45, No. 2, 01.08.2005, p. 107-110.

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Antillon, F, Baez, FL, Barr, R, Barrantes Zamorra, JC, Carrasco, LF, Moreno, B, Bonilla, MM, Tognoni, G, Valsecch, MG, Howard, S, Ribeiro, RC & Masera, G 2005, 'AMOR: A proposed cooperative effort to improve outcomes of childhood cancer in Central America', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 107-110. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.20280
Antillon F, Baez FL, Barr R, Barrantes Zamorra JC, Carrasco LF, Moreno B et al. AMOR: A proposed cooperative effort to improve outcomes of childhood cancer in Central America. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2005 Aug 1;45(2):107-110. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.20280
Antillon, Federico ; Baez, Fulgencio L. ; Barr, Ronald ; Barrantes Zamorra, Jose C. ; Carrasco, Ligia Fu ; Moreno, Belgica ; Bonilla, Miguel M. ; Tognoni, Gianni ; Valsecch, Maria G. ; Howard, Scott ; Ribeiro, Raul C. ; Masera, Giuseppe. / AMOR : A proposed cooperative effort to improve outcomes of childhood cancer in Central America. In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2005 ; Vol. 45, No. 2. pp. 107-110.
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