Last update on: 10/23/2009
Main facts: Research is the only cure for childhood cancer
OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH is an EC-funded project. The project was created to disseminate issues of childhood cancer and research to the general public. Officially launched on March 1st 2008, the science communication initiative will last for two years.
Today 3 out of 4 children and adolescents, who would have been considered incurable about 40 years ago, can be saved. The project team aims at demonstrating the diverse relationships between the successess of childhood cancer research and the increase in the survival rates of children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer, making these direct links comprehensible to the public.
The project partners strive to sensitise the general public to the situation, issues and needs of childhood cancer patients and survivors by conveying the benefits of childhood cancer research to society through multiple activities.
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Press Releases in English
06.09.2009 Survivors' Grossglocknertour 2009
The EC-funded science communication project "Overcoming Cancer with Research" emphasizes the importance of psychosocial activities among childhood cancer survivors and, at the same time, conveys their inner strength, determination, endurance and physical capabilities.
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For video clips on the five tour days, click here.
Prof. Stefan Bielack, MD
Paediatric oncology department at the Olga Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany
„Patient-focused clinical research is severely underfinanced“
PDF-Download of the interview, given by Prof. Bielack, MD, concerning the current state of research for bone and soft tissue tumours in children and adolescents
Published in the magazine WIR 3/09 of our project partner, the German Childhood Cancer Foundation, on the occasion of the bone and soft tissue tumour symposium held on 15 and 16 May 2009, a country-wide symposium for patients and family members in Stuttgart, Germany
02/02/2009 The Parliament Magazine
EC-funded project to promote improved cure rates
For more details, click The Parliament Magazine 2nd Febr.`09 edition, Issue 281 or PDF file 1 or PDF file 2.
19/11/2008 OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH press conference
"20 years of the Children's Cancer Research Institute": Statements and interviews
15/05/2008 OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH press conference
"An EC-funded project goes public": Statements and interviews
05/03/2008 Project launch of OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH
Press Releases (in German) on events and activities that took place in Austria and Germany
Our project combines partners of German-speaking countries. For this reason, all of our events take place either in Germany or in Austria. Printing materials and press releases are therefore widely distributed to the German-speaking public.
Our information flyer, poster and detailed press kit informing on the objectives of our EC-funded project OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH are available in English to stakeholders and the interested public in non-German speaking countries, in order to ensure the widest possible distribution throughout Europe.
09.12.2010 Closing press Conference
Delicate balance for childhood cancer: Political action in Austria is required.
From groundbreaking EC-funded science communication to the current needs and strategic development plans presented by St. Anna's doctors and researchers
With the message "Overcoming Cancer with Research" of the EC-funded science communication project DIRECT, the Austrian Children's Cancer Research Institute together with its partners made headlines and achieved a major effect to sensitise the public. The top priorities are high quality of cure and "total care" for long-term survivors of childhood cancer. At a recent press conference, paediatric oncologists of the St. Anna Children's Hospital and scientists of the Children's Cancer Research Institute revealed the prevailing gaps and urgent needs of the paediatric-oncological community and presented possible solutions to the Austrian media.
Further details are listed here
Press article (in German)
Gallery of press pictures describing the participants in detail
KidsDay, Schloss Schönbrunn
Pressefotos zur Kinderparty im Kindermuseum Schloss Schönbrunn
„Overcoming cancer with research in children and adolescents“, published in the news of the GPOH (Society for paediatric oncology and haematology) and KPOH (Competence Network in Paediatric Oncology and Haematology).
Sound recordings of the press conference "20 Years of the Children's Cancer Research Institute"
Benutzername und Passwort: stanna11
„Kinder und Jugendliche haben gute Heilungschancen“, (Children and adolescents have good chances to overcome cancer), special issue of „Onkologie“ (oncology) der Ärztekrone, December 2008
Pictures: (f.l.) Dr. Andreas Zoubek. Michael Dorfstätter, Dietmar Erlacher, International Sarkom Team Copyright Otto Sibera
Picture (from the left) Prof. Gadner, Head of the Children’s Cancer Research Institute & St. Anna Children’s Hospital and Prof. Giuseppe Masera, childhood cancer expert of Monza, Italy Picture: Prof. Gilles Vassall, Institut Gustave Roussy, childhood cancer expert from France
Copyright: Bernd Pichlmayer
Picture: Prof. Giuseppe Masera, childhood cancer expert from Italy Picture: Prof. Helmut Gadner, OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH coordinator Picture: Alexander Löhr, longterm survivor Picture: Dorothee Schmid, longterm survivor Picture (from the left) :Prof. Robert Schlögel, Austrian Health Ministry, Prof. Gadner, Prof. Masera, Jens Kort, managing director of the German Childhood Cancer Foundation, Dorothee Schmid, Alexander Löhr Copyright: Peter Strasser, APA
Picture (from the left): Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, Austrian Forschungsförderungsggesellschaft, Dr. Stefan Grünert, Grant Manager, Children’s Cancer Research Institute
Picture: Jens Kort, managing director of the German Childhood Cancer Foundation, Copyright: Peter Strasser, APA Picture: Prof. Gadner, OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH project coordinator Copyright: Christian Pichler, media print
Picture: Prof. Helmut Gadner, OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH project coordinator Copyright: Christian Pichler, media print Foto: Doz. Dr. Michael Dworzak, St. Anna Children’s Hospital, project partner
Picture: Ulrich Ropertz, Chairman of the German Childhood Cancer Foundation