New Cures and Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Cancer
Two notable advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancers are the science of genomics (how genetic changes occur in tumour cells) and the use of developing cancers in model organisms, such as the zebra fish, in order to develop new drugs to test and translate to human use. POGO Medical Director Dr. David Malkin discusses how now, more than ever, it is important to develop and fund collaborative research groups, across Canada and internationally, in order to catalyze significant leaps forward in the field of pediatric oncology.
David Malkin, MD, FRCSC is the POGO Medical Director and POGO Chair in Childhood Cancer Control and Professor of the Department of Paediatrics and Medical Biophysics, School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Staff Oncologist of the Haematology/Oncology department for the Hospital for Sick Children. He spoke at the 2013 POGO Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer.
Straight Talk about Childhood Cancer is POGO’s series of video shorts featuring the insights of experts whose leading-edge work impacts the care, treatment and quality of life of childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families.