Project Description

Elena Botanina

Elena Botanina (PanCare, SIOP-E) is the Administrative Assistant for PanCare and SIOP-E. She has a background in social work and has worked for various NGOs in Dublin, Ireland and Cambodia.

Elena supports engaging interactions with key stakeholders, actively maintaining the project website and social media channels. She serves as an important bridge between the PanCare and SIOP-E communities, which represent researcher and healthcare professionals involved along the continuum of pediatric oncology, from diagnosis, to treatment to cure and survivorship care.

Dr. Helena van der Pal

Dr. Helena van der Pal (PanCare, PMC) is Chair of the PanCare network since May 2017. She is one of the members of the PanCare network and member of the PanCare board since 2011. She is a medical oncologist and leads the Outpatient Clinic for adult survivors of childhood cancer in the Emma Children’s Hospital/Academic Medical Centre, and is also a member of the International Guidelines Harmonisation Group.

As PanCare Chair, Helena leverages PanCare’s extensive network of healthcare professionals, researchers, survivors and families to effectively communicate and disseminate the project, working in close collaboration with SIOP-E and survivor organisation OKKH, representing Childhood Cancer International Europe.