GPOH: Who We Are

“The purpose of GPOH is to research the origin, diagnosis and therapy of paediatric tumour and blood diseases as well as to improve the structural preconditions required to do so.”

The So­cie­ty for Pa­ed­ia­tric On­co­lo­gy and Hae­ma­to­lo­gy is an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry, in­ter­na­tio­nal Ger­man lan­gua­ge sci­en­ti­fic or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on. Phy­si­ci­ans, re­se­ar­chers, nur­ses and psy­cho­lo­gists are mem­bers of the so­cie­ty. They are com­mit­ted to com­pre­hen­si­ve re­se­arch, dia­gno­sis, tre­at­ment and fol­low-​up ca­re of child­ren and ado­le­scents suf­fe­ring from ma­li­gnant di­sea­ses and blood di­sea­ses.

  • The so­cie­ty fos­ters sci­en­ti­fic ex­chan­ge and re­se­arch co-​ope­ra­ti­on.
  • For the last 25 years, the lar­gest field of ac­tivi­ty has be­en the the­ra­py op­ti­mi­sing tri­als. The­se the­ra­py op­ti­mi­sing tri­als car­ried out in coope­ra­ti­on with mul­ti­ple cen­tres ha­ve be­en per­for­med for al­most all ma­li­gnant di­sea­ses oc­cur­ring in child­hood and ado­le­scence, are fur­ther enhan­ced and ap­plied th­roug­hout all Ger­man spea­king coun­tries. Evi­dence pro­ves that they en­su­re that child­ren and young adults re­cei­ve the best pos­si­ble over­all tre­at­ment con­cept.


The So­cie­ty for Pa­ed­ia­tric On­co­lo­gy and Hae­ma­to­lo­gy ab­sor­bed the as­so­cia­ti­ons "Ger­man Stu­dy Group for Leu­ka­e­mia Re­se­arch" (DAL, foun­ded in 1965) and the "So­cie­ty for Pa­ed­ia­tric On­co­lo­gy (GPO, foun­ded in 1974). In turn with this mer­ger ta­king place in No­vem­ber 1991, the so­cie­ty's aims we­re ex­ten­ded to in­clu­de the field of non-​on­co­lo­gi­cal hae­ma­to­lo­gy and thus the so­cie­ty's new na­me re­flects this chan­ge.

The So­cie­ty for Pa­ed­ia­tric On­co­lo­gy and Hae­ma­to­lo­gy is a non-​pro­fit or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on with their re­gis­te­red se­at in Frank­furt/Main. The so­cie­ty's mis­si­on is re­se­ar­ching the ori­gin, dia­gnostics and the­ra­py of ma­li­gnant di­sea­ses and blood di­sea­ses in child­ren and ado­le­scents and im­pro­ve­ment of the struc­tu­ral pre­con­di­ti­ons re­qui­red to meet the­se aims. The so­cie­ty con­sists of va­rious ele­ments (mem­bers' ge­ne­ral mee­ting, exe­cu­ti­ve board and ad­vi­so­ry coun­cil), who­se tasks are sti­pu­la­ted in the so­cie­ty's ar­ti­cles. It re­p­res­ents a num­ber of stu­dy groups, cen­tral ser­vices and re­se­arch in­sti­tu­ti­ons.

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