Project #17679

Nutritional Monitoring of patients with cancer

by GRAACC - Support Group for Adolescents and Children with Cancer

Dear Donators,

Always after major is the phase of achievement consolidation. And it is this so that we can set the year 2014 to GRAACC, a period of dedication and work to leave the hospital in full operation after it has doubled in size with the construction of new building, finalized in November 2013.

This year we started the care in our own center radiotherapy technology Intensity Modulated beam - that IMRT allows a better precision in irradiation of the tumor with

reduction in late effects. In this first phase, they were performed over 3 mil radiotherapy sessions in Over 120 patients.

Our team is committed daily to make a difference and seek the best Results for institution, always with focus on our mission to ensure children and adolescents with cancer, in the most advanced Scientific default, right to access all the healing chances with quality of life.

Job satisfaction that We conducted, as of services and the results obtained, makes us share with you our achievements and thank everyone who collaborate so that our dream possible.

The challenges ahead in motivate to follow in search the best technology, knowledge and, therefore, in increased rates healing. For this to Do we continue to count on our all partners.

The Activity Report the GRAACC includes highlights major actions and campaigns, accountability of Year swing and still It presents the advantages and all areas of the hospital, as well as the profile of the public served and the list of companies in the They supported in 2014.

Thank you and good reading.



GRAACC is one of the few hospitals in Brazil that performs the haploidentical transplantation, bone marrow transplantation - donor BMT with just 50% compatibility, which is possible only when the donor is the father, mother or child.
Normally, there are three options for bone marrow transplantation: one with family donor, completely identical in general; another with a non-related donor, preferably 100% identical; and another with umbilical cord blood, which may be wholly or partially identical.
The search for a donor, however, may take several months and, in some cases, cancer patients who need to do this type of transplant are in line at the bone marrow bank for long. This is because the Brazilian population there is a huge mixture of races and the greater genetic diversity, the less chance of getting a compatible donor.
"Although Brazil has the third largest bank in the world, a chance to find a compatible unrelated donor is around 1 to 1 million. The Japanese and German banks, for example, smaller than ours, are suitable donors more easily due to poor mixing, "said Dr. Victor Zecchin, medical oncologist and specialist in pediatric BMT GRAACC.
Alternatively, some years large global transplant centers has been proposing the realization of haploidentical transplants, and one of them is GRAACC. According Zecchin, in these cases we use a donor with half of compatibility, preferably the mother rather than the father, because during pregnancy there is passage of fetal cells to the mother's circulation. Thus, the mother develops greater tolerance to minimize the risk of serious complications after transplantation. This option is according to position and time of each patient.
The process, which has been widely discussed internationally and with promising results, in Brazil is on a national scale development phase. There is still the fear of generating serious infectious complications, the risk of rejection and increased risk of the disease returning. "But even with this probability, this risk is worth it because it is better than the patient to spend months waiting for the donor and risk losing the most appropriate time to undergo transplantation. And of course, there is a case that should be analyzed, "said Zecchin.

All this is just possible because we have support from donors like you. Thank you very much for support!

Best regards,


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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, SP Brazil

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