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Prinses Máxima Centrum

Princess Máxima Center will treat children with cancer from Ukraine

The Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht has offered help to provide care and treatment to Ukrainian children with cancer, now that an acute emergency situation has arisen due to the war. This week, the first children are already expected to arrive at the Máxima Center to continue their treatment in the Netherlands.

'We realize that the treatment of Ukrainian children with cancer must always be continued. This has necessarily now to be done elsewhere in Europe or in the Netherlands,' says Rob Pieters, on behalf of the board of the Princess Máxima Center. 'Through contacts with the global network organization for childhood cancer, the international association of patient organizations and the coordination points in Poland and Germany, the care of Ukrainian children with cancer is being coordinated. We expect to welcome the first children already this week and to continue or take over their treatment.’ These treatments are both inpatient and outpatient, and a child may also come for palliative care.