Institutional basis

NARECHEM-ST is fostered in the Department of Hygiene Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece. The Principal Investigator Prof E. Petridou and the database manager Dr N. Dessypris are also employed by the University and contribute part of their time; the Society for Social Pediatrics and Health Promotion is providing the administrative and technical support as well as the data collection and cleaning personnel. A network of childhood cancer specialists comprising hematologists-oncologists, surgeons, neurosurgeons, pathologists, neurologists, radiologists and radiotherapists, geneticists as well bone marrow transplantation therapists is contributing data and scientific expertise. Collected data are being scientifically exploited by undergraduate and graduate university students under the supervision of the NARECHEM-ST Head leading to a long series of publications and PhD.