CCRI coordinates new FP7 funded project - DIRECT

The Children's Cancer Research Institute, the German Childhood Cancer Foundation, the St. Anna Children's Hospital and the Otto Pammer Filmproductions proudly announce that their joint science communication project "Overcoming Cancer with Research" (acronym: DIRECT, DIsseminate Results from EC funded projects improved Therapy options in paediatric oncology) in the field of paediatric oncology will be officially launched on the occasion of the symposium on paediatric brain tumors (HIT), held from 7-8 March, 2008, in Bonn, Germany.

The project is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme.

Kick-off Event from 7-8 March, 2008, in Bonn, Germany

The main objective of the project is to raise public awareness for the significant impact of improved therapeutic strategies, biomedical research and patient-oriented research on the increase in survival rates and life quality of children and youths having overcome cancer.

The successful reduction of mortality in childhood cancers is a remarkable success story, which is a result of international collaborative research with significant support from private donators, national organizations, and the European Commission.

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