About the Oncology Clinic of the Institute "Children's Memorial-Health Center"
The Oncology Clinic of the Children's Memorial Health Institute is a leading center for the treatment of cancer in children. Annually, it treats around 220 new patients and hospitalizes around 3 000. Out of ten children diagnosed and treated at the onset of the disease, eight have a chance for a full recovery and all for the improvement and extension of life.
Treatment results achieved in the Oncology Clinic are comparable to the results achieved in the leading centers in Western Europe and the United States. Due to a large number of treated patients, the Clinic team has gained over the years experience in treatment of all solid tumors in children. At the beginning of the 1990s, they developed their own original program for the treatment of neuroblastoma, which has been succesfully used up to this date. The Clinic has over 40 years of experience in the treatment of other solid tumors including Wilms ' tumors. It was in the 1970s when the Clinic first took part in the international, controlled clinical trials of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP). The clinical center also provides treatment for children and young people with very rare malignant neoplasms such as pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, cancer of the adrenal cortex, renal cancer.
The Oncology Clinic IPCZD has extensive experience in treatment of malignant tumors of the neonatal period. It also cares for patients with benign neoplasm and neoplasm-like changes.
One of the most important achievements of the Oncology Clinic and the Neurosurgery Clinic during the last 15 years has been the development and implementation in the Children's Memorial Health Institute and in Poland of a comprehensive way of diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in children, which brought about a significant improvement in the results of treatment of these tumors and led to the development of pediatric neurooncology in Poland.
The Clinic has been for years providing training for physicians specializing in pediatrics as well as pediatric oncology and hematology. It has also organized specialist courses in pediatric oncology for nurses coming from different parts of Poland.
This all would not have been possible without a strong support of the Ex Animo Foundation, whch from the very onset of its activity in 1994 has been raising funds to help children affected by cancer and has been supporting the activities of the Clinic.
The medical team is headed by Associate Professor Bożena Dembowska-Bagińska, M.D., Ph.D and Prof Danuta Perek, M.D., Ph.D. has been a long standing Director of the Clinic.