Very rare tumours in paediatric age - From 'Tumori Rari in Età Pediatrica' to the European cooperative study group for paediatric rare tumours

Gianni Bisogno, Giovanni Cecchetto, Andrea Ferrari

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Abstract

Very rare tumours (VRTs) in paediatric age are a heterogeneous group of cancers very rarely encountered in daily practice, even in large paediatric oncology centres. Some of them are typical of paediatric age, such as pleuropulmonary blastoma or pancreatoblastoma; others are typically found in adulthood, such as carcinomas and melanoma. With the objective of improving the research on, and management of, paediatric VRTs, a national study group was founded and the Tumori Rari in Età Pediatrica (Rare Tumours in Paediatric Age [TREP]) project was launched in Italy in 2000. For the purposes of this project, VRTs have been defined as "any solid malignancy characterized by an annual incidence of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Oncology and Haematology
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • European cooperative study group for paediatric rare tumours (EXPeRT)
  • Melanoma
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Paediatric patients
  • Pancreatic tumours
  • Pleuropulmonary blastoma
  • Referencespediatrica (TREP) project
  • Thyroid carcinoma
  • Tumori rari in etá
  • Very rare tumours

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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