New Online Resource for Global Childhood Cancer Education

Baylor College of Medicine has launched a new site in an effort to promote global education on childhood cancer. “Through the SIOP – Paediatric Oncology in Developing Countries Education/Training Working Group, [Dr. Jeremy] Slone and colleagues developed a website called Paediatric Oncology International Network for Training and Education, or POINTE, with a goal of promoting global childhood cancer education. The website was launched at the SIOP Annual Congress in Dublin last month. The online database lists more than 70 unique training opportunities in the field of hematology/oncology for healthcare workers in resource-limited settings. Because many healthcare professionals in resource-limited settings lack an adequate internet connection, it‘s also available as a printable spreadsheet. It lists opportunity type, intended audience, location, duration of training, application deadline and other important information.”