The Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer: a response for the pediatric oncology community by SIOP and St. Jude Global

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  • Daniel C Moreira
  • Elizabeth Sniderman
  • Sheena Mukkada
  • Guillermo Chantada
  • Nickhill Bhakta
  • Whitney Foster
  • Meghana Avula
  • Maysam R Homsi
  • Lane Faughan
  • Brooke Happ
  • Allyson Andujar
  • Jason Sonnenfelt
  • Rashmi Dalvi
  • A Lindsay Frazier
  • Laila Hessissen
  • Sandra Luna-Fineman
  • Arturo Moreno
  • Muhammad Saghir Khan
  • Michael Sullivan
  • Meenakshi Devidas
  • Victor Santana
  • Miguela Caniza
  • Kathy Pritchard-Jones
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA.
  • Fundacion Perez Scremini-Hospital Pereira Rossell
  • Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and SRCC Children's Hospital
  • Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Hospital Universitario de Puebla
  • Tawam Hospital
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Institute of Child Health, University College London
  • University of Melbourne
  • Royal Children's Hospital


The COVID-19 pandemic quickly led to an abundance of publications and recommendations, despite a paucity of information on how COVID-19 affects children with cancer. This created a dire need for a trusted resource with curated information and a space for the pediatric oncology community to share experiences. The Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer was developed, launched, and maintained by the International Society of Pediatric Oncology and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The three components (Resource Library, Global Registry, and Collaboration Space) complement each other, establishing a mechanism to generate and transfer knowledge rapidly throughout the community.

Bibliographic note

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere28962
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Blood & Cancer
Issue number5
Early online date24 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


  • COVID-19, collaboration, knowledge transfer, pediatric oncology