Project #8491

Research and treatment of child cancer in Brazil

by GRAACC - Support Group for Adolescents and Children with Cancer
Jan 30, 2012

High technology to low-income children in Brazil


After 20 years of existence, GRAACC prepares for a new stage. In 2012, along with the first moment of expansion, the service will be available for children's high-tech radiation therapy for children from all over Brazil and Latin America.

The new radiotherapy occupies an area of approximately 600m2 and has an investment of approximately US$ 4,4 million (US$ 2,9 million of equipment + US$ 1,5 million for the construction of the bunker). Is one of the only hospitals in Brazil to provide this equipment to low-income children, which now represents 90% of our service.

Today in Brazil there are about 11,000 new cases of cancer each year and over time, GRAACC became a major referral center for research, professional education and treatment of childhood cancer, especially the more complex cases. Today we reached 84% of service capacity and from being forced to expand their hospital.

The Hospital has GRAACC cure rate of childhood cancer similar to those observed in developed countries, about 70%. The technology used in the hospital ensures the reduction of late side effects and helps to heal with better quality of life.

Modulated radiotherapy
Modulated radiotherapy



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GRAACC - Support Group for Adolescents and Children with Cancer

Location: Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Tammy Allersdorfer
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil

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