Pediatric cancers are treatable most of the time. However, 70 percent of children in India who get cancer, succumb to the disease due to late diagnosis and avoidable complications.
The Program is a joint initiative of the CIAP and the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Chapter of IAP, to create a national solution for pediatric cancer and help save more lives than we currently do.
The program aims to train and empower pediatricians across the country to suspect and diagnose pediatric cancers early. It gives every pediatrician access to IAP’s Pediatric Oncologists to guide and confirm the diagnosis. It also makes available an array of diagnostic capabilities for the pediatrician through NABL certified laboratories. This helps the pediatrician to do the initial screening, early intervention and timely referral under the advice of a pediatric oncologist.
The program includes:
- New National Red Flag guidelines published by IAP for early detection of pediatric cancer.
The red flag guidelines for Pediatric Oncology are available here: https://smartclinic2.diapindia.org/red-flag-guidelines-for-pediatric-oncology/
- Training on Red Flag Guidelines to the pediatricians by IAP.
- Self assessment tools and education videos which the pediatrician may use with the patients.
- Specialists from the IAP Pediatric Oncology chapter accessible through the system for consultation.
Pediatric oncologists who are members of PHO Chapter of IAP may join the program and make their services available to general pediatricians by clicking here and filling up the enquiry form.
Disclaimer: All services on the specialist advice and specialized services system are provided by independent experts and service providers. Any qualifying expert or service provider may join the system to deliver the services. IAP does not provide any service whatsoever on the system & is not liable directly or indirectly for any information or service provided on the system.