National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) Annual Symposium (Nov 9 & 16)
The aims of the public symposium are to provide an update on progress of the initiative, to hear from the childhood cancer community on recent research, and to gain input from the broad community on the activities of CCDI.
The agenda, registration, and abstract submission details for poster presentations are forthcoming. Please email Childhood Cancer Data Initiative if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in November 2021.
CCDI is building a community centered around childhood cancer care and research data. Through enhanced data sharing, we can improve our understanding of cancer biology to improve preventive measures, treatment, quality of life, and survivorship, as well as ensure that researchers learn from every child with cancer.
The main goals of CCDI are to:
- Gather data from every child, adolescent, and young adult diagnosed with a childhood cancer
- Create a national strategy of appropriate clinical and molecular characterization to speed diagnosis and inform treatment for all types of childhood cancers
- Develop a platform and tools to bring together clinical care and research data that will improve prevention, treatment, quality of life, and survivorship for childhood cancers