12 April 2011: St. Anna launches EU initiative in the fight against cancer in children

An EU-funded network called "ENCCA" - the acronym for the European Network for Cancer Research in Children and Adolescents - treading the St. Anna Children's Cancer Research together with 33 international partners innovative ways to cure children with cancer.

"The rationale of the European Network ENCCA is for us a milestone in the history of the St. Anna Children's cancer research," said the institute's scientific director Heinrich Kovar.The EU initiative combines the activities of thirty-three international institutions and had the greatest chance of cure for young patients.

"Research on children with cancer research is necessary for children and ensures an improved survival," the project manager Ruth Ladenstein emphasized today, Tuesday, at the presentation of the project.

The programme of the meeting included following action points:

  • "ENCCA - European Network for Cancer Research in Children and Adolescents": A pan-European research network
  • The integration of biomedical shear results in clinical trials
  • Drug research for children: the role of Austria
  • Social commitment of Bristol and Imperial Hotels

All presentations as well as other material from the conference is made available in Pressetext (german only), PresseZentraleDeutschland (german only), (german only), ORF Vienna Online (german only) and at the web site of the St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung.

To view the photos from the event, click here.