Dr Jaime Shalkow talks to ecancer about the surgical practice guidelines of the International Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology (IPSO).
IPSO is an international society of surgeons specialising in surgical care of children with cancer. IPSO is a global organisation with an expanding membership. Their aim is to improve the surgical care of children with cancer all over the world.
The IPSO guidelines are not only for hospitals and countries in high-income settings, but have also been adopted for implementation in resource limited settings for low/middle income countries (LMICs). The guidelines include over 400 pages from 84 contributing authors from around the world.
Dr Shalkow says the guidelines are important because childhood cancer has become a global conundrum and a public health challenge which represents the leading cause of death of children aged between 5 and 14 years old worldwide.
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