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UKCCSGUnited Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group
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Thank you also to the members of the UKCCSG sibling group for their input to leaflet development.
"Standardisation of clinical follow-up of survivors of childhood cancer and the continuing development of the most appropriate methods of follow-up are major objectives for the UKCCSG," he said.
The UKCCSG has 22 paediatric centres across the UK, including the Children and Adolescent Cancer Unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
All patients were treated according to UKCCSG NHL guidelines.
All patients were treated according to UKCCSG NHL guidelines-Group B with initial cytoreduction with COP (cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisolone), followed by two cycles of COPADM (cyclophosphamide, vincristine, prednisolone, doxorubicin and methotrexate) and two cycles of CYM (cytarabine and methotrexate).20 Tumour lysis syndrome was not observed in any child; all tolerated chemotherapy very well and achieved complete remission.
The expertise of the Newcastle team means they are involved with studies which benefit children nationally, through the UK Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG).
The UKCCSG, which receives most of its funding from Cancer Research UK, co-ordinates treatment of children in 22 centres.
This had a direct effect on research, as 10 out of 35 projects approved by the UKCCSG could not proceed because of a lack of available samples.
They believe the success can be attributed to nationwide collaborations spearheaded by the country's network of specialists - the UK Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG).
The adolescent cancer unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) is the kind of specialist centre Cancer Research UK and the UK Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG) want to see provided across the country.