International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries(PODC)

Investigator: Linda Abramovitz, RN, MS

Location(s): South Africa; China; Japan; India; Russia


Pediatric oncology/bone marrow transplant and an Advanced Practice Nurse working in both HIC and LMIC countries. I am on the Global Oncology Steering Committee at UCSF. I am elected to the Nursing Committee of SIOP (International Society of Pediatric Oncology) and also co-chair the Pediatric Oncology Developing Country Nurses Working Group for this professional organization. 

I am a member of the APHON (Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses) International Task Force.  I am involved in numerous project globally through SIOP as well as faculty for the training pediatric oncology nurses in India (ongoing project through Tata Memorial Hospital). In the last 2 years, I have been able to provide on-site support and mentoring to nurses in China, Japan, South Africa and Russia through lectures/presentations.