Paediatric cancer is a rare disease: it makes up less than 1% of all cancer cases. In Belgium, approximately 500 children under 18 are diagnosed with cancer each year.
As all paediatric cancers are rare diseases, investment and research in this domain is often not profitable for pharma companies given the lower number of patients, resulting in fewer innovative and effective treatments. Scientific progress is largely due to academic clinical trials which are not, or only partially, funded by pharmaceutical companies. Furthermore, existing treatments are not always reimbursed for children.
To confront this problem, the Belgian Association of Paediatric Haemato-Oncology (BSPHO) is looking for ways to give every child with cancer access to innovative research, better treatments and is fighting for better reimbursements for paediatric cancer treatments.
We are grateful for any type of support we receive to help give children with cancer a better chance at life.
1) Set up international academic clinical trials in Belgium
2) Fund scholarships for training in paediatric haemato-oncology
3) Develop educational material for patients and their family to help guide them through the treatment process
4) Organise scientific and clinical collaboration between Belgian experts from different treatment centres
A little bit can go a long way! Donate now to help give children with cancer a better chance at life.
The BSPHO is entitled to receive tax-deductible donations.
If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please fill out the form below (we need your details for the tax certificate in the event of a donation).
Account number: BE07 2400 0471 0766
Account Name: BSPHO
Address: Veldkapelgaarde, 30 – 1200 Brussel