KWF makes available 4 million for child cancer
Despite great improvement in the field of child cancer, still a quarter of the children with cancer does not recover and a considerable part suffers from long term side effects. To further stimulate research for child cancer, KWF makes available an amount of 4 million euro. With this amount a cooperation of 4 researchers of the child oncology departments of the EKZ/AMC Amsterdam and the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam, is financed. Purpose of the program is to develop new treatments for child cancer. The EKZ/AMC researchers Caron and Versteeg will focus on the neuroblastoma and the Erasmus MC/ Sophia researchers Pieters and Den Boer on acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL). Both forms of child cancer with a high death risk.