Publications du GFAOP


·    Traoré F,  Couitchere L, Michon J, Hessissen L. Patient management in pediatric oncology during the COVID-19 pandemic: Report from francophone Africa. Letter to the editor. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020;e28571.


·    Van Heerde J, Zaghloul M, Neven A, de Rojas T, Geel J, Patte C, Balagadde-Kambugu J, Hesseling P, Tchintseme F, Bouffet E, Hessissen L on behalf of SIOP Africa. Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials and Collaborative Research in Africa: Current Landscape and Future Perspectives. JCO Global Oncol 2020, 6:1264-1275.



·    Atteby JJ Yao, C Moreira, F Traore, S Kaboret, A Pondy, M Rakotomahefa Narison, KM Guedenon, B Mallon, C Patte. Treatment of Wilms Tumor in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results of the Second French African Pediatric Oncology Group Study.  J Global Oncol 2019: sept p1-8. doi/full/10.1200/JGO.18.00204


·    Bouda GC, Traoré F, Couitchere L, Raquin MA, Guedenon KM, Pondy A, Moreira C, Rakotomahefa M, Harif M, Patte C..  Advanced Burkitt Lymphoma in sub-Saharan Africa Pediatric Units.  Results of the third prospective multicenter study of the «Groupe-Franco-Africain d’Oncologie Pédiatrique» (GFAOP). J Glob Oncol. 2019 Nov;5:1-9. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00172.


·    Hessissen L, Patte C, Martelli H, Coze C, Howard SC, Kili A, Gagnepain-Lacheteau A, Harif M.

African School of Pediatric Oncology initiative: Implementation of a pediatric oncology diploma

program to address critical workforce shortages in French-speaking Africa”. 

J Glob Oncol. 2019 Oct;5:1-12. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00161.


·    E Rifky Khalek, GM Afungchwi, M El Beltagy, N Mariam, H Zaki, T Israels, E Molyneux, SC Howard, C Patte, J Schoeman, E Ladas, M S Zaghloul, Y S ElDeen, S Ahmed, S Kamal, E Bouffet, K Pritchard-Jones and L Hessissen. Highlights from the 13th African Continental Meeting of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), 6–9 March 2019, Cairo, Egypt . ecancer 2019, 13:932;; DOI:



Abstracts SIOP 2019 à Lyon; Publiés dans Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019;66(Suppl. 4):e27989.


Presentations orales

– B. Mallon, R. Kabore, L. Couitchere, F.B. Akonde, R.Lukamba, M. Rakotomahefa Narison, A. Dakono, J.G. NyembMbog, M. Khattab. Twelve Countries Present Their Results of a Hospital Based Childhood Cancer Register in French Speaking African. On Behalf of the GFAOP (Groupe Franco-Africain D’Oncologie Pédiatrique) abstract n° CCI07 SIOP19-0882


– M.S. Doucot, C. Thinlot, Z. Hamdoud, C. Patte. Improving Nursing Care in Africa: The GFAOP Nursing Group Experience abstract n° N13 SIOP19-1758



– R. Lukamba, J.J. Yao, T. Kabesha, A. Budiongo, B. Monga, A.Mwembo, P. Bey, G. Chenge, L. Desjardins, O. Luboya, F.Doz, C.D. Stefan. Retinoblastoma in sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies of the Republic of Côte D’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Behalf of GFAOP.

abstract n° V458 SIOP19-0638


– R. Lukamba, B. Monga, J.J. Yao, T. Kabesha, A. Budiongo, P.Bey, G. Chenge, J.L. Gini, L. Desjardins, O. Luboya, F. Doz, A. Mwembo.  Knowledge of Retinoblastoma by Healthcare Professionals in sub-Saharan Africa: Survey Performed in Republic of Côte D’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo. abstract n° V459 SIOP19-1170


– T. Fousseyni, A. fatou binetou, T. boubacar, C. line, M. Harif,  R. heve, E. Christine. Treatment of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Report from French-African Pediatric Oncology Group (GFAOP) abstract n° V199 SIOP19-0296


– J. Geel, N. Ranasinghe, A. Davidson, J. Challinor, S. Howard, S. Wollaert, K. Myezo, L. Renner, L. Hessissen, E. Bouffet.  SIOP Maps Paediatric Oncology Services in Africa to Address Inequalities in Childhood Cancer Services. abstract n° V111 SIOP19-0244


Poster viewing

– E. Auberger, B. Lebwaze, C. Traore, I. Abbès, C. Dial, N.S. Randrianjafisamindrakotroka, S. Koui, B. Doukoure, B. Nkegoum, N. Hurwitz, M. Raphaël, A. Coulomb. Impact of second opinion using telepathology to support diagnosis in paediatric oncology in Africa. Abstract n° V073 SIOP19-0755


Publications only

P. Bey, C. Moreira, L. Couitchere, A. Fatou B, C. Bouda, S.Kaboret, J. Rasolofo, R. Lukamba, E.B. Zein, J. Michon. Implementation of Multidisciplinarity in French-African Group of Pediatric Oncology (GFAOP) sub-SaharanTeams: A Process Build by the Teams. abstract n° PO025 SIOP19-0558


– C. Edan, J.J.Y. Atteby, L. Heissessen, C. Moreira, M.S.Doucot, C. Thinlot, F. Aubier, M.L. Viallard, P. Poulain, A. Gagnepain Lacheteau, C. Patte.  Integrating Palliative Care in a Pediatric Oncology Approach. A Project of the Franco-African Group of Pediatric Oncology (GFAOP) Supported by the my Child Matters Program. abstract n° PO212 SIOP19-0437


– L. Hessissen, H. Martelli, M. Elkababri, C. Coze, A. Kili, M.Khattab, O. Oberlin, C. Patte, M. Harif.  Implementation of a Pediatric Oncology Diploma Program to Address Critical Workforce Shortages in French-Speaking Africa. abstract n°PO038 SIOP19-1530



·    Traoré F, Sylla F, Togo B, Kamaté B, Diabaté K, Diakité AA, Diall H, Dicko F, Sylla M, Bey P, Desjardins L, Gagnepain-Lacheteau A, Coze C, Harif M, Doz F.Treatment of retinoblastoma in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experience of the paediatric oncology unit at Gabriel Toure Teaching Hospital and the Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako, Mali. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Aug;65(8):e27101. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27101. Epub 2018 Apr 26.PMID: 29697190


·    Howard SC, Zaidi A, Cao X, Weil O, Bey P, Patte C, Samudio A, Haddad L, Lam CG, Moreira C, Pereira A, Harif M, Hessissen L, Choudhury S, Fu L, Caniza MA, Lecciones J, Traore F, Ribeiro RC, Gagnepain-Lacheteau A. The My Child Matters programme: effect of public-private partnerships on paediatric cancer care in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet Oncol. 2018 May;19(5):e252-e266. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30123-2. Review. PMID: 29726390


·    Sonia Douamba, Fatima Diallo, Kisito Nagalo, Laure Tamini, Lassina Dao, Diarra Yé. Les leucémies aiguës lymphoblastiques de l’enfant à Ouagadougou ( Burkina Faso): résultat de la prise en charge selon le protocole du GFAOP 2005. Pan African medical journal. Janvier 2018 


·    Abstracts de la SIOP 2018 à Kyoto publiés dans Pediatr Blood  Cancer. 2018;65:e27455. 

Présentations orales 

– B. Mallon, R. Kabore, L. Couitchere, R. Lukamba , F.F.Ben Ayed, G. Nyemb Mbog, M. Rakotomahefa Narison, F.F. Akonde, A. Budiongo, M.K. Guedenon, A. Dakono, M.A. Raquin, C. Patte. Setting up a Hospital Based Children and Adolescent Cancer Register in 12 French Speaking African Countries. On Behalf of the GFAOP (Groupe Franco-Africain d’Oncologie Pédiatrique) (abstract PO 548, p S667)  


– C. Edan, S. Calmanti, A. Gagnepain-Lacheteau, M.L. Viallard, J.J. Atteby, L. Hessissen, M.S. Doucot, C. Thinlot, F. AubierC. Patte . « Soi Même Comme Un Autre »…in Africa (abstract PO 296, p S555) 


– L. Hessissen, A. Kili, M. El Kababri, C. Coze, M. Khattab, O. Oberlin, S. Howard, A. Zaidi, A. Gagnepain-Lacheteau, C. Patte, H. Martelli, M. HarifPediatric Oncology Training Diploma for French-Speaking African Countries: A Feasible Model for Addressing Human Resource Challenges in Countries with Limited Resources (abstract PO 541, p S664)



·     Weaver MS, Howard SC, Renner L, Harif M, Lam CG. Assessing National Cancer Control Plan Knowledge, Prioritization, and Engagement Through a Pediatric Oncology Cancer Control Workshop Pediatr Hematol Oncol.2017 Jul;39(5):362-364. doi: 10.1097 


• Weaver MS, Yao AJJ, Renner L, Harif M, Lam CG. Well-directed inclusion of hematology in African national cancer control plans. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jul;64(7). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26422.  

Epub 2017 Feb 24 


• Parkes J, Hess C, Burger H, Bey P, Davidson A, Bouffet E, Esiashvili N.   Recommendations for the treatment of children with radiotherapy in low- and middle income countries (LMIC): A  position paper from the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS-LMIC) and Pediatric Oncology in Developing  Countries (PODC) working groups of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) ». Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017 Déc. ; 64 suppl5


·    Howard SC, Davidson A, Luna-FinemanoHarif M, Metzger ML.  A frame work to develop adapted treatment regimens to manage pediatric cancer in low and middle income countries:  The Pediatric Oncology in Developing countries (PODC) Committee of the International Pediatric Oncology Society (SIOP). Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017 Dec; 64 Suppl 5. doi:10.1002/pbc.26879 


·    M. HarifL. Hessissen. L’oncologie pédiatrique africaine en marche. Rapport du douzième congrès continental de la Société internationale d’oncologie pédiatrique, Marrakech 2017. Revue d’oncologie hématologie pédiatrique 2017, 5: 147-149 


·    P Bey, A Mouelle-Soné. La radiothérapie dans le traitement des cancers : hier, aujourd’hui et demain. Carcinologie clinique en Afrique 2017;16 :31-40 



·     Pediatric Cancer in Africa A Case-Based Guide to Diagnosis and Management. 

 Edited by Daniela Cristina Stefan; Mhamed  Harif,  10/2016;  Springer., ISBN: 978-3-319-17935-3 


·     Traoré F,  Eshun  F, Togo  B,  Yao  JJ A, Lukamba  MR. Neuroblastoma in Africa: A  Survey  by  the  Franco-African  Pediatric Oncology Group. Journal of Global Oncology 2016 2(4), 169-173. 


·    Ilunga JN, Lukamba RM, Chenge G, Numbi MN, Kanteng G, Mitoke G, Kyabu VK, Mwenze. Retinoblastoma:  A Retrospective Study of 27 Cases in University Hospital of Lubumbashi-RDC. Journal of Cancer Science and Clinical Oncology 2016; 3(2):  206. doi: 10.15744/2394-6520.3.206 



·    Rodriguez-Galindo C, Friedrich P, Alcasabas P, Antillon F, Banavali S, Castillo L, Israels T, Jeha S, Harif M, Sullivan MJ, Quah TC, Patte C, Pui CH, Barr R, Gross T. Toward the Cure of All Children With Cancer Through Collaborative Efforts: Pediatric Oncology As a Global Challenge. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Sep 20;33(27):3065-73. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.60.6376. Epub


·    Harif M, Hessissen L, Patte C. Les cancers de l’enfant en Afrique, réalisations et défis: expérience du Groupe franco-africain d’oncologie pédiatrique. Arch Pediatr. 2015 May;22(5 Suppl 1):61-2. doi: 10.1016/S0929-693X(15)30032-4.


·    Hessissen L, Harif M, Crouan A, Martelli H, Patte C, Hatuel R; Groupe Franco-Africain d’Oncologie Pédiatrique (GFAOP). Le développement des compétences. Arch Pediatr. 2015 May;22(5 Suppl 1):63-4. doi: 10.1016/S0929-693X(15)30033-6.


·    Patte C, Traore F, El Kababri M, Bouda C, Leverger G, Raquin MA, Harif M; pour la SFCE et le GFAOP.  La guérison des lymphomes de Burkitt, de la France à l’Afrique. Arch Pediatr. 2015 May;22(5 Suppl 1):65-6. doi: 10.1016/S0929-693X(15)30034-8.


·    Moreira C, Diagne-Akonde FB, Diouf ND, Ndiaye S. Le traitement du néphroblastome en Afrique. Arch Pediatr. 2015 May;22(5 Suppl 1):67-8. doi: 10.1016/S0929-693X(15)30035-X.


·    Weaver MS, Yao AJ, Renner LA, Harif M, Lam CG. The prioritisation of paediatrics and palliative care in cancer control plans in Africa. Br J Cancer. 2015 Jun 9;112(12):1845-56.


·    2015 Aug 24. Review.PMID:26304881



·    Oberlin O, Harif M, Perilongo G, Valteau-Couanet D, d’Angio GJ, Patte C. In memoriam-Jean Lemerle (1930-2014). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Dec;61(12):2333-4. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25213. Epub 2014 Aug 31.


·    Israels T, Harif M, Pritchard-Jones K. Treatment of Wilms tumor in low-income countries: challenges and potential solutions. Future Oncol. 2013 Aug;9(8):1057-9. doi: 10.2217/fon.13.81


·    Harif M, Traoré F, Hessissen L, Moreira C, Atteby JJ. Challenges for paediatric oncology in Africa. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Apr;14(4):279-81. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70569-7


·    Magrath I, Steliarova-Foucher E, Epelman S, Ribeiro RC, Harif M, Li CK, Kebudi R, Macfarlane SD, Howard SC. Paediatric cancer in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Mar;14(3):e104-16. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70008-1. Epub 2013 Feb 20


·    Hesseling P, Israels T, Harif M, Chantada G, Molyneux E; Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries. Practical recommendations for the management of children with endemic Burkitt lymphoma (BL) in a resource limited setting. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Mar;60(3):357-62. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24407. Epub 2012 Nov 28


·    Traore F, Togo B, Sylla F, Cheick TB, Diakité AA, Dicko-Traore F, Sylla M, Sidibé T, Doz F, Harif M, Bey P, Desjardins L. Retinoblastoma: inventory in Mali and program to develop early diagnosis, treatments and rehabilitation]. Bull Cancer. 2013 Feb 1;100(2):161-5. doi: 10.1684/bdc.2013.1703.


·    Yao A, Coze C, Traoré F, André N, Moreira C, Pondy A, Randriamihoatra S, Bouda C, Lukamba R, Koffi G, Harif M. Managing pain in children with cancer in Africa: a survey from the French-African Pediatric Oncology group]. Arch Pediatr. 2013 Mar;20(3):257-64. doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2012.12.021. Epub 2013 Feb 4.




·    Israels T, Moreira C, Scanlan T, Molyneux L, Kampondeni S, Hesseling P, Heij H, Borgstein E, Vujanic G, Pritchard-Jones K, Hadley L. SIOP PODC: clinical guidelines for the management of children with Wilms tumour in a low income setting. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jan;60(1):5-11. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24321. Epub 2012 Sep 26


·    Moreira C, Nachef MN, Ziamati S, Ladjaj Y, Barsaoui S, Mallon B, Tournade MF. Treatment of nephroblastoma in Africa: results of the first French African pediatric oncology group (GFAOP) study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Jan;58(1):37-42. doi: 10.1002/pbc.23284. Epub 2011 Aug 17


·    Traoré F, Coze C, Atteby JJ, André N, Moreira C, Doumbe P, Ravelomanana N, Ye D, Patte C, Raquin MA, Raphael M, Lemerle J. Cyclophosphamide monotherapy in children with Burkitt lymphoma: a study from the French-African Pediatric Oncology Group (GFAOP). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Jan;56(1):70-6. doi: 10.1002/pbc.22746



·    Harif M, Barsaoui S, Benchekroun S, Bouhas R, Doumbé P, Khattab M, Ladjaj Y, Moreira C, Msefer-Alaoui F, Patte C, Rakotonirina G, Raphael M, Raquin MA, Lemerle J. Treatment of B-cell lymphoma with LMB modified protocols in Africa–report of the French-African Pediatric Oncology Group (GFAOP). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Jun;50 (6):1138-42. doi: 10.1002/pbc.21452.


·    Raul C Ribeiro, Eva Steliarova-Foucher, Ian Magrath, Jean Lemerle, Tim Eden, Caty Forget, Isabel Mortara, Isabelle Tabah-Fisch, Jose Julio Divino, Thomas Miklavec, Scott Howard, Franco Cavalli.  Baseline status of paediatric oncology in ten low-income or midincome countries receiving My Child Matters support: a descriptive study Lancet Oncol. 2008 August; 9(8): 721–729. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(08)70194-3.


·    Lemerle J, Barsaoui S, Harif M, Hireche K, Ladjadj Y, Moreira C, Andoh J, Doumbé P, Togo B, Kam L, Rafaramino F, Patte C, Tournade MF, Raphaël M, Boccon-Gibod L, Mallon B, Raquin MA, Msefer Alaoui F. Treatment of childhood cancer in Africa.  Action of the Franco-African childhood cancer group. Med Trop (Mars). 2007 Oct;67(5):497-504.


·    Harif M, Barsaoui S, Benchekroun S, Boccon-Gibod L, Bouhas R, Doumbé P, El Haffaf Z, Khattab M, Ladjadj Y, Mallon B, Moreira C, Msefer-Alaoui F, Patte C, Rakotonirina G, Raphael M, Raquin MA, Tournade MF, Lemerle J. Treatment of childhood cancer in Africa.  Preliminary results of the French-African paediatric oncology group. Arch Pediatr. 2005 Jun;12(6):851-3.


·    Lemerle J, Msefer-Alaoui F, Doumbe P, Harif M, Khattab M, Moreira C, Barsaoui S, Benchekroun S, Rafaramino F, Ladjadj Y, Bouhass R, Madani M, Raquin MA, Mallon B, Auperin A, Tournade MF, Patte C. The French-African paediatric oncology group: a first stage report. Arch Pediatr. 2005 Jun;12(6):848-50.


·    Lemerle J.  Management of cancer in children in Africa]. Arch Pediatr. 2003 May;10 Suppl 1:247s-249s.


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·    K Diabate, F Traore, F Sylla, F Camara, IM Diarra, A Diakite, AS Kone, B Kamate, AA Diakite, P Bey, B Togo. Place de la radiothérapie dans le traitement du rétinoblastome. Med Afr Noire 2019 ; 66 : 287-92


·    S. Monnet, C. Thinlot, M.-S. Doucot , Z. Hamdoud, C. Patte. Formation d’infirmiers éducateurs africains dans le cadre du GFAOP (Groupe franco-africain d’oncologie pédiatrique) Training of nurse educators in the French-African Group of Pediatric Oncology. Revue d’oncologie hématologie pédiatrique (2015) 3, 101—103  


·    D. Lolonga, A. Pondy, K.M. Guédénon, A. Gbadoe, S. Barsaoui, C.G. Bouda, J.-J. Yao Atteby, L. Couitchere, G. Leverger, L. Hessissen, F. Traore, B. Togo, M. Harif , C. Patte, L. Omer Decugis. L’annonce du diagnostic dans les unités d’oncologie pédiatrique africaines. Revue d’oncologie hématologie pédiatrique (2015) 3, 29—36


·    M Harif. Un monde plus équitable. . . l’exemple du GFAOP. More equitable world. . . GFAOP way.  Revue d’oncologie hématologie pédiatrique (2014) 2, 109—110


·    Lalonga D, Lemerle J, Hirsch F. Priorités éthiques des services d’oncologie pédiatrique africains. J Afr Cancer, 2010, 2 :4-8


·    P Bey, F Traore, F Sylla, G Chenge, J Ilunga, R Lukamba , L Desjardins, I Aerts, Psirignano. Retinoblastoma: an exemplary tumour in young children that can be cured in low income countries. Cancer Control 2014: 111-114


 ·    J Lemerle, A Togo, L Couitchere. Cancers de l’enfant et sous-développement : l’exemple de l’Afrique. Oncologie, 2006, 8 : 593–596