UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
More than ten years ago, a group of parents and healthcare professionals in the Netherlands started working towards one national children’s cancer center that could accelerate advances in treatment. Those efforts led to the creation of the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology, which in 2018 opened its doors for all pediatric oncology patients in the Netherlands. The Princess Máxima Center is a unique center that brings together highly complex care and innovative research.
The team of specialists working in the neuro-oncology department consists of pediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-pathologists, neurologists, neuro-radiologists and neuro-radiotherapists. They treat approximately 150 newly-diagnosed patients per year and with the expanding expertise this number is steadily growing as patients from all over the world are traveling to the Princess Máxima Center. With a great emphasis on pre-clinical and clinical research we develop and provide new treatment modalities for clinical use. A necessity to achieve our goal: ‘to cure every child with cancer with an optimal quality of life’.