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Last update on: 17/01/2011
Little Heroes - Great Opportunities
Movie Tip "Little Heroes - Great Opportunities. Children's Cancer Research in Europe"
co-productions of the DIRECT project team
"Mountaineers and Rainbow Tour Riders. Visions and encouraging campaigns of former childhood cancer patients. Designed for patients, family members, friends and potential sponsors" (PDF-10,8Mb): The aim in writing this book was to buttress the childhood cancer message of the EC-funded TV documentary of the project OVERCOMING CANCER WITH RESEARCH (DIRECT) and raise awareness of the current situation of childhood cancer survivors. This book has been written in honor of the protagonists from two campaigns who, with their commitment and powers of communication, tell their personal experiences with their disease and with society in touching and honest words. The main objective of the stories and colorful and awe-striking photographs of the Rainbow Tour and the Survivors' Grossglockner Tour 2009 is to encourage children and adolescents with cancer and their families to get through their taxing therapies together and to think about the bright colors of their future life.
The brochure "What we must conquer: Cancer in Europe's children and teenagers" (PDF-5,6Mb) (in German and English) was created for the interested public, media representatives and potential sponsors to gain an insight into the current situation of children and adolescents with cancer in Europe and to become aware of the strong link between the support of childhood cancer research by private and public funding, such as by the European Commission, and the improved survival rates of young cancer patients due to continuously optimised treatment concepts and substantial advances in biomedical research. The brochure is a co-production of the German Competence Network Paediatric Oncology/Haematology (KPOH) and the DIRECT project team.
The special reprint is for free download if you register at Springer Medicine.at and create a free account which goes without any obligations. As new customer, you will have free access to the download of this special edition of the MEMO reprint. >>
Follow-up and aftercare from a child cancer patient's point of view
Did you know that ... ?
Cancer during childhood and adolescents is currently curable in three out of four cases. Within the last four decade, we were able to record rapid progress in the area of child cancer medicine. Research has been a substantial contributor to this. >>
Already today, there are several 100.000 people who have been cured from cancer during childhood. Temporary or permanent medical repercussions, psychological and social problems may also arise after overcoming child cancer. Due to the increasing chances of a cure, there is an increasing importance of specific aftercare programmes. >>
The initiative "Overcoming Cancer with Research", which is supported by the European Commission, applies creative measures to illustrate comprehensibly the outstanding achievement of childhood cancer research. With the use of events, symposia and a TV-movie we strive to also communicate complex aspects of this area. >>
We greatly appreciate your interest,
Helmut Gadner, MD, FRCP (G)
Medical Director of St. Anna and
of the Children`s Cancer Research Institute and
DIRECT project-cooridnator, Vienna, Austria
& the DIRECT project partners
German Childhood Cancer Foundation, St. Anna Children`s Hospital, Otto Pammer Filmproduction