Asuncion faces significant challenges in the comprehensive management of patients with colorectal cancer and paediatric leukaemia due to a lack of multidisciplinary teams, little integrated decision-making and poor follow-up with patients. Differences in the diagnostic and management practices of these cancer types lead to delays in treatment, increasing mortality and a number of associated complications with these pathologies.
To standardise the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer and paediatric leukaemia in Asuncion.
In collaboration with international experts from the ASCO, ASCP and ONS, the project team developed multidisciplinary management guidelines for both cancer types. Following international revision and consensus at a local level, a campaign was planned to ensure that all institutions that provide oncological services in Asuncion follow the recommendations.
The main objective for these guidelines is to improve access to diagnostic and treatment for each child who suffers from this disease.