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News & Events

17 May 2024

FORTEe at SIOP Europe 2024

What an incredible week at #SIOPEurope2024! We had a fantastic time presenting FORTEe and loved the big interest in Paediatric Exercise Oncology. 🤸‍♀️🏃‍♂️🧗‍♀️⛹️‍♂️
Special thanks to our teams from Monza, Milano & Mainz for organizing everything and representing FORTEe.
It was also great to see two sessions on paediatric exercise oncology throughout the #SIOPEurope2024 program, sparking super interesting and valuable conversations at the FORTEe booth.

A great success all around! 🚀💪Thank you to everyone for coming by!

29 February - 01 March 2024

4th General Assembly Meeting

The FORTEe consortium met in Lecco, Italy, by the stunning Lake Como at the end of February 2024 to review recent progress in the clinical trial and research outcomes. Leaders of the different work packages shared and deliberated on the current status of their projects. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with familiar faces and meet new members in person.

22 December 2023

A Year in Review: FORTEe in 2023

As the year comes to an end, we seize the opportunity to look back at some great achievements FORTEe and its diligent team made during the past 12 months.

The FORTEe clinical trial is progressing well at all 9 established trial sites. On top, we could welcome in October UKESSEN as the 10th trial site and new clinical partner. Up to now, more than 300 participants have been enrolled in the FORTEe clinical trial, since it was initiated.

All work packages are making encouraging progress and in Spring of 2023 we had the chance to discuss the project the first time in person at our General Assembly Meeting in Madrid! All work package leaders reported their progress and we had the chance to take important decisions together.

In September, a successful #GoldSeptember social media campaign was launched with contributions from all FORTEe partners! Our dedicated team members captured moments of solidarity by taking pictures in gold to symbolize the strength and resilience of children battling cancer. We wholeheartedly shared these images across our social media platforms, amplifying the message of hope and the need for continued research and support.

We are looking forward to another exciting year with FORTEe! We warmly invite you to join us in the next phase of our journey. Stay engaged and up-to-date by following our social media channels (Instagram, X, LinkedIn & Facebook) for the latest updates and subscribe to our electronic newsletter via this link to be updated with FORTEe’s ongoing development.

Our vision

Cancer is the first leading cause of death from non-communicable diseases in children in Europe. Patients’ morbidity increases during cancer treatment due to physical inactivity, cancer-related fatigue, and reduced health-related quality of life. Specifically, adapted exercise training achieved remarkable effects on successful cancer treatment in adults with cancer. A similar effect has not been clearly demonstrated in children and adolescents yet. This is where FORTEe steps in to promote exercise therapy, which aims to make young patients stronger for fighting childhood cancer.

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  • Evaluate personalised and standardised exercise therapy for children and adolescents undergoing anti-cancer treatment
  • Prove the efficiency of an innovative exercise therapy tailored to the individual patient
  • Develop and use digital, innovative technologies such as augmented reality for more effective, age-appropriate, and personalised exercise training
  • Create new care pathways for patients using telehealth technologies
  • Increase the access to personalised exercise training to more patients, while maintaining physical distancing and isolation measures
  • Creation of new care pathways for patients using telehealth technologies to increase the access to personalised exercise training to more patients while maintaining physical distancing and isolation measures
  • Implement paediatric exercise therapy as an evidence-based standard in the EU