• International Society of Paediatric Oncology Europe Neuroblastoma


In Sweden, all children diagnosed with a neuroblastoma tumour are treated according to SIOPEN protocols after decision in the national collaborative solid tumour group, VSTB (Vårdplaneringsgruppen för Solida Tumörer hos Barn). Children are diagnosed and treated at one of the six paediatric oncology centres at the university hospitals in Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund, Stockholm, Umeå or Uppsala.

Sweden has been actively working within SIOPEN from the foundation of SIOPEN. National coordinator is Per Kogner at Karolinska Institutet and Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital.

If you have any questions concerning diagnosis or treatment of neuroblastoma please turn to the doctor in charge at your nearest hospital. She or he may then advice additional contacts thanks to the extensive national or international network. Alternative sources of information concerning childhood cancer in general or neuroblastoma in particular besides the SIOPEN website where you are right now [], includes the website of the Nordic society for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, NOPHO [] and the website of our main grant sponsor, Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation, Barncancerfonden [] or the website of the NeuroBlastoma and CNS network, NBCNS [].

SIOPEN meetings

Forthcoming meetings:

Berlin (Germany) AGM

25-27 October 2017 

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SIOPEN Verein zur Foderung der Neuroblastomforschung is an Association registered in Austria and recognised as a non-profit organisation according to the Austrian Federal Tax Code (Bundesabgabenordnung BAO). Registration number ZVR 396592912. The SIOPEN Association was officially established on 20 January 2009.

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