Nuria Rossell Curcó follows the trajectory of the childhood cancer programme of El Salvador in its quest to eliminate abandonment of treatment. Abandonment of treatment is the term used in pediatric oncology to refer to those cases in which parents do not start their child’s cancer treatment or do not continue after starting. It costs children’s lives and is an obstacle to the improvement of cure rates of cancer programmes in developing countries. She hereby shows how over the course of its trajectory, the Salvadoran programme succeeded in reducing abandonment of treatment, improved the quality of care and boosted the hospital team’s professional experience.
N. Rossell Curco, Curing Children, Caring for Families. The Path to Personalized Care in Childhood Cancer Treatment in El Salvador.
Prof. R. Reis
Prof. L.E. Visser (Wageningen University en Research Centre)
Dr R.A. Gigengack (VU)
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