Systematic reviews are of great importance in the current era of evidence-based medicine. They provide transparent and reproducible insight into the available scientific evidence for a specific question and the possible lack thereof. Systematic reviews form the basis for evidence-based guidelines, which are essential for the translation of scientific evidence into clinical practice. In this way, the care and thus the health of children with cancer and survivors can be optimized.
The editorial base of Cochrane Childhood Cancer (https://childhoodcancer.cochrane.org/) is located in the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology and its main objective is to carry out and (inter)nationally support systematic reviews of the field of pediatric oncology.
I am the assistant managing editor of the group. My main tasks are all administrative and coordinating activities from the moment of the title request of a review to the final publication. I maintain contacts with external and internal stakeholders. We are also involved in the preparation of evidence-based guidelines.