ESMO Foundation

The ESMO Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit organisation that supports the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in its strive to improve the fight against cancer and the care of cancer patients. 

During our lifetime each of us or our loved ones face the possibility of being afflicted with cancer. Therefore, it is more important than ever to join forces to fight this devastating disease. The ESMO Foundation supports the development of the necessary resources to fight against cancer, i.e.:

  • highly -qualified healthcare professionals
  • developed healthcare infrastructures and services
  • competitive research, training and knowledge transfer

The ESMO Foundation allocates grants and awarding fellowships in close collaboration with ESMO and develops specific actions like organising training courses for health professionals, seminars for patients and their relatives and fostering contacts with different stakeholders.


The activities of the ESMO Foundation are all orientated towards the support of ESMO where and when necessary.

Together, ESMO and the ESMO Foundation develop a large programme of grants and fellowships allocated by the Foundation:

  • Visits to Translational Research Units
  • ESMO Foundation Palliative Care Grants
  • ESMO Foundation Developing Countries Grants
  • ESMO Foundation Special Project Funds
  • ESMO Foundation Fellowship Grants

In addition, according to the Deed, the ESMO Foundation can develop a wide range of specific activities addressed to the cancer community. It reflects the most urgent cancer issues and can, among others, focus on medical, technical or political concerns.

Together we can make the difference: ESMO Foundation Partners

The ESMO Foundation needs the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to contribute to the fight against cancer.

The ESMO Foundation would like to invite individuals, corporations and foundations to become “Partners” with the ESMO Foundation to help us achieve our mission.


For more information, interviews or reference material please feel free to contact us (Select 'Executive Secretariat').

Quick Donation Reference

ESMO Foundation Privatstiftung
Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG
Account number: 50478477077
Hetzendorferstr. 57 A, 1120 Vienna, Austria
IBAN: AT911200050478477077

Last update: April 2013