Winners' cup: A national football tournament brings together Adolescent patients with cancer from all over Italy

Matteo Silva, Marco Chisari, Stefano Signoroni, Alberto Bassani, Luca Tagliabue, Angelo Ricci, Mirco Daversa, Massimo Achini, Filippo Spreafico, Michele Murelli, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Gianni Bisogno, Luca Coccoli, Massimo Conte, Alberto Garaventa, Paolo Indolfi, Silverio Perrotta, Marco Spinelli, Federico Mercolini, Pietro SoloniMarta Pierobon, Andrea Di Cataldo, Teresa Perillo, Maurizio Mascarin, Elisa Coassin, Laura Veneroni, Michela Casanova, Maura Massimino, Andrea Ferrari

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Società Scientifiche Italiane Insieme per gli Adolescenti con Malattie Onco-ematologiche (SIAMO) is an Italian nationwide scheme that focuses on adolescent patients with cancer. Some of its activities include promoting dedicated local projects at the various oncology centers all over the country and organizing events to improve awareness regarding cancer in adolescence. It is with these aims in mind that it organized the Winners' Cup, a football tournament between Italian adolescents who had (or had had) pediatric cancers. There were 144 young people 15 to 24 years old who arrived from 16 different treatment centers around the country to take part in the tournament and share their stories. Such an event had never been attempted before, in Italy at least. The Winners' Cup was a great success and an opportunity to focus attention on the particular clinical, psychological, and social needs of cancer patients in this age group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e25-e29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017


  • Adolescents
  • Football
  • Sport
  • Youth project

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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