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Dr. Jorge Luis Braier
Hematology/Oncology Dept. Hospital de Pediatría Juan Garrahan. Combate de los Pozos 1881 (1245) Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Phone: +54 11 4308 4300 ( Ext: 1301 or 1302). Fax: +54 11 4308-5325
E mail: jolubraier@intramed.net

About Dr. Braier:
Dr. Jorge Luis Braier, a reputed Medical Oncologist is presently working in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology department at Hospital Nacional de Pediatría Juan P Garrahan in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is considered as one of the experts in Histiocytosis in the world. Dr. Braier was granted the degree of Medical Doctor on May 28th, 1965 by the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Medical School in the city of Mendoza, Argentina. He did his postgraduate training in Pediatrics and Hematology / Oncology at the Hôpital Sainte Justine pour les Enfants at Montréal, Canada. He later served as a Fellow in Pediatric Hematology / Oncology in the Hospital de Niños R. Gutierrez, Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as the Children's Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and Vincent Lombardi Cancer Center, all in Washington, DC, via. a Fellowship provided by the Pan American Health Organization. Dr. Braier, M.D. was previously a member of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department of Hospital de Niños R. Gutierrez. Since 1987 he is a staff member in the Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Department at Hospital Nacional de Pediatría Juan P Garrahan in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Doctor Braier is Board Certificated in Pediatrics, Oncology and Hematology by the Argentine Ministry of Health. The most important publications of Dr. Braier were initially related to Leukemia and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in the British Journal of Hematology (1) and Cancer (4). For the last decade he has focused his clinical practice and research interest on Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, with multiple publications including the journals Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (1), Medical and Pediatric Oncology (2), British Journal of Hematology (1), Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (1), Pediatric Blood and Cancer (5), Pediatric Research (1) and Blood (1). Dr. Braier has earned three significant awards related to his research and clinical aims: "Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children" (Academia Nacional de Medicina), "Treatment of Acute Leucemia in Children". (Liga Argentina de la Lucha contra el Cancer) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Mark Nesbit Prize in Clinical Science (Histiocyte Society) in Porto, Portugal. Dr. Braier was a member of: the Sociedad Argentina de Pediatría, the Sociedad Argentina de Hematología, the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Investigación Pediátrica and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) and is a member of the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Oncología Pediátrica and the Histiocyte Society. He is the Chairman for Argentina of the International Clinical Research protocols of the Histiocyte Society: LCH I, LCH II, LCH III, LCH S I, LCH S II, HLH 94 and HLH 04. Dr. Braier coordinates monthly meetings by internet on the subject of Histiocytosis among expert teams at the Saint Jude Hospital (Memphis, USA) and centers in Latin America and Spain.

Hospital de Pediatría Juan Garrahan. Combate de los Pozos 1881 (1245) Buenos Aires. Argentina
The Hospital de Pediatria Juan P Garrahan has the human and technological resources and the technological contribution necessary to solve high complexity problems in the management of pediatric diseases. It is not only a metropolitan referral hospital, but also receives patients from all over the country. The Hospital Garrahan is a different model of public hospital with a new conception in health care management. The interdisciplinary work is a priority aim. Despite being a public hospital, their administration is decentralized giving the necessary autonomy for an agile and efficient management. The Hospital Garrahan is also dedicated to train human resources and to make collaborative research plans among the different jurisdictions. The hospital is located in the Metropolitan area of Buenos Aires City (Argentina) with a surface dedicated for medical care of approximately 60.000 m2, over a total of 103.000 m2. A total of 556 beds are available in the system of progressive care, in units ranging from moderate, intermediate to intensive care. There are special areas for neonatology, burned patients and transplantology. There is a surgical center (20 surgical rooms), 88 laboratories, and other diagnostic and treatment areas (Radiology, MRI, CT scans, Radiotherapy with linear acceleration and IMRT, blood bank, tissue banks, etc). The hospital has an emergency and ambulatory care departments including a day hospital and home treatments. All the pediatric specialties are represented. It also as a resource for pediatric research, specialized laboratories, experimental surgery, and animal care.The hospital Garrahan is affiliated to the Buenos Aires University and it is equipped with a conference facility for 230 people and 14 classrooms, library, press, photography lab, microfilms file and administration offices. The network between hospital Garrahan, the University and the Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) expand the teaching development and the research possibilities of the Hospital. There are residence and fellowships programs in pediatric clinics and different specialties.

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  • Australian Chapter:- Hamish Holewa, IPP-SHR has contributed to the development of IRPC's journal, the Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer, a HERDC recognised, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary cancer journal.

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