The netherlands will have a database for children’s cancer
The netherlands will have a database containing as much information as possible of Dutch children and adolescents with various forms of cancer to be saved. The Princess Máxima Centre this database.
This writes The Telegraph. The anonymous medical and genetic information and information about the course of treatment. In addition, the genetic characteristics of a tumor is stored.
“We hope that this database with researchers worldwide, to new ideas and better diagnoses will lead. We want to progress in the research and treatment to encourage more children to cure”, says professor dr. Hans Clevers, academic director of the Princess Máxima Centre for childhood oncology group.
“The pooling of knowledge about children’s cancer is urgently needed. Every tumor has its own dna errors, that makes it so complex.”
The expectation is that eventually kinderkankerspecialisten in the world can gain access to the Dutch kinderoncologische database, after consent of the concerned children, parents and an independent commission.
The Princess Máxima Centre of the database, with the Hartwig Medical Foundation in Amsterdam.