CLOSER is born!

Childhood leukemia is a rare disease, slightly more common in Latin American and Caribbean countries, but the survival rate there is significantly lower than that of patients in Europe. This difference may be explained by several factors: the biology of leukemia, limited access to healthcare, few diagnostic resources and a lack of research. CLOSER will work to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of children with leukemia in Latin America, thus narrowing the survival gap between the two regions.

The research team will include professionals from different hospitals, laboratories, universities, research sites and patient foundations, and will also include policymakers, companies and civil society representatives.