Paediatric Cancer Protocols

The treatment of childhood cancer is complex. These protocols list treatments for common cancers in children in PNG, based on the chemotherapy drugs that are available. These protocols are no replacement for specialist advice.

In paediatric cancer care, attention to detail is needed at every stage, including early and accurate diagnosis, staging of disease, explanation to the parents, liaison with other specialists such as surgeons for some solid cancers, care in administering chemotherapy, management of complications, psychological and family support and long-term follow-up.

For more information on the treatment of childhood cancer please contact Dr Gwenda Anga – gwendaanga@gmail.com, or through Port Moresby General Hospital.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia protocol

Wilms Tumour protocol

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Neuroblastoma

Hodgkin’s Disease

Ewing’s Tumour

Burkitt Lymphoma protocol

Retinoblastoma protocol

For each child diagnosed with cancer, please complete the Childhood Cancer Case Reporting Form and send to Dr Gwenda Anga.  This will enable auditing of treatment availability and outcomes, and help improve services for children with cancer.
Childhood Cancer Case Reporting Form

Below are links to other guidelines covering common issues in the management of paediatric cancer.  These are appropriate guidelines for the treatments available in PNG

Blood Transfusions

Hyperleukocytosis

Mucositis

Nausea and Vomiting

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Tumour Lysis Syndrome