​Policy Position Papers

SIOPE Position Papers on EU policies and legislation


Clinical Trials Regulation/Directive:

Paediatric Regulation:



Policy-related articles from our community

26 September 2015, G. Vassal et al., The SIOPE Strategic Plan, A European Cancer Plan for Children and Adolescents

September 2015, G. Vassal, P. Blanc, C. Copland, A. Pearson, Will the revised class waiver list make it, Lancet Oncology, Volume 16, No. 9, e425–e426, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00233-8

May-June 2015
, Teenagers and young adults with cancer - addressing the most important care needs
by Susan Mayor, CancerWorld, pp. 33-38

27 November 2014: Creating a unique, multi-stakeholder Paediatric Oncology Platform to improve drug development for children and adolescents with cancer, G. Vassal et al., European Journal of Cancer, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2014.10.029

July 2014:
7 April 2014: G. Vassal et al.: Challenges for children and adolescents with cancer in Europe: The SIOP-Europe agenda, Pediatric Blood & Cancer, Volume 61, Issue 9, pages 1551–1557, DOI: 10.1002/pbc.25044

5 December 2013: Press Release EUROCARE event and Lancet Oncology article: "More has to be done to enhance cure and quality of cure for children and adolescents with cancer in Europe", study shows

2 December 2013: Towards reducing inequalities: European Standards of Care for Children with Cancer, J. Kowalczyk et al., European Journal of Cancer, Volume 50, Issue 3 , Pages 481-485

December 2013: Collaboration between doctors and nurses in children’s cancer care: insights from a European project’, P. Di Giulio, F. Gibson et al., European Journal Oncology Nursing, 17(6):745-9

November 2013: G. Vassal, P. Blanc, A. Pearson: Need for change in implementation of paediatric regulation, The Lancet Oncology, Volume 14, Issue 12, pages 1156 - 1157, doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70467-4

September 2013:

February 2013:
October 2012: G. Vassal: A paediatric priority, Public Service Review 24
June 2012: M. Murawski: Międzynarodowe spotkanie onkologów dziecięcych (Gdańsk International Paediatric Liver Tumours Consensus Meeting in Conjunction with Annual SIOPEL Spring Meeting and ENCCA WP12 Group Meeting), Gazeta AMG nr 6/2012, 12-13
28 March 2012: R. Ladenstein, P. Kearns: Regulate to medicate, Public Service Review European Union 2012, Issue 23
March / April 2011: R. Ladenstein: Raising standards of care for our young patients, Cancer World, CoverStory