ESMO 2014: Society Village

ESMO - European Society for Medical Oncology

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European professional organisation, committed to advancing the specialty of medical oncology and promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care. Since its founding in 1975 as a non-profit organisation, ESMO’s mission has been to advance cancer care and cure. We achieve this through fostering and disseminating good science that leads to better medicine and determines best practice. In this way ESMO fulfils its goal to support oncology professionals in providing people with cancer with the most effective treatments available and the high-quality care they deserve. The ESMO community is a powerful alliance of more than 9,000 committed oncology professionals from over 120 countries. As a trusted organisation with nearly 40 years of experience and over 500 expert committee members, ESMO serves its members and the oncology community through:

  • Excellence in post-graduate oncology education and training
  • Leadership in transforming evidence-based research into standards of cancer care in Europe
  • Dedicated efforts to foster a more favourable environment for scientific research
  • Innovative international platforms to share expertise, best practices and disseminate the most up-to-date scientific research to as wide an audience as possible

ESMO has expanded its membership offering through OncologyPRO, an exclusive scientific and educational portal. ESMO’s scientific journal, Annals of Oncology, ranks among the top clinical oncology journals worldwide. ESMO congresses are the meeting place in Europe for medical oncologists to update their knowledge, network and exchange ideas. ESMO unites key oncology stakeholders and forges strategic partnerships to address critical issues related to the profession and practice of medical oncology. Recognised as an authoritative voice in the fight against cancer, ESMO is pleased to offer consultative expertise to oncology organisations and European authorities on important issues related to cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Join the ESMO community today!

AERIO - French Resident’s and Fellow’s Association for Teaching and Research in Oncology

AERIO is the French Young Oncologist's Association. One of our first goals is to promote resident's collaboration in France, to provide them opportunities to participate in clinical research and to help them to lead their own studies. Our next wish is to develop projects with others European Young Oncologist's Organisations.

AIOM - Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica

The Italian Association of Medical Oncology was established in 1973.

AIOM’s purpose is to bring together specialists in Medical Oncology and to promote progress in the clinical, experimental and social welfare fields, experimental and clinical research, primary prevention, secondary prevention, the quality of oncological treatments, therapeutic continuity by means of guidelines for anti-cancer medical therapy, interdisciplinary activities, rehabilitation, etc.

Anticancer Fund

The Anticancer Fund is an international cancer treatment knowledge center led and powered by scientists and based in Belgium. ACF projects are focused on crucial clinical research that is often deemed not interesting from a commercial point of view by the industry. These projects encompass drug repurposing, cellular immunotherapy and integrative oncology (non-pharmaceutical treatments).We therefore challenge ourselves to select only those projects that might result in a significant breakthrough and will help patients starting from today.

AOG - Georgian Association of Oncology

Established in 2004, involves professionals from all country and cooperates with ONG-s, governmental, educational, other professional organizations, ethical committees, provides and supports cancer educational (at all level), practical and research activities in Georgia. Works on preparation and implementation of clinical practice guidelines; actively participates elaboration and implementation: internationally approved standards in cancer care, cancer control programs and Population Cancer Registry; Involves in accreditation of medical professionals. Supports: reviving and Publish handbooks, guidelines, methodology, reviving and conducting of implementation Clinical trials in Oncology, fundraising.

  • Booth number: S17

ASCO - American Society of Clinical Oncology

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional society of multidisciplinary medical professionals who treat people with cancer.  Join ASCO while at the meeting and receive a free personalized pen and immediate access to valuable member benefits.  Current members will also receive a free gift when they bring a colleague to join ASCO.

BIG - Breast International Group

The Breast International Group (BIG) is a non-profit organisation for academic breast cancer research groups, based in Brussels, Belgium. Its mission is to facilitate breast cancer research at international level, by stimulating cooperation between its members and other academic networks, and collaborating with, but working independently from, the pharmaceutical industry.

CDDF - Cancer Drug Development Forum

The Cancer Drug Development Forum (CDDF) is a not-for-profit organisation (previously known as the Biotherapy Development Association - BDA). Its mission is to provide a unique platform to facilitate interactions between all stakeholders (academia, regulatory authorities, policymakers, the pharmaceutical industry and patient advocates) to improve the efficiency of cancer drug development. 

COS - Czech Society for Oncology 

Founded in 1969 to diminish the incidence rates (73.000 new cases per year) and raise up treatment success in Czech Republic. It supports one of the best and oldest National Cancer Registries in the world, National Oncological Programme, many other screening programmes and creates the concept of postgradual and continuous long-life education. According to results of EUROCARE-4 study it guarantees the same cancer care typical for West-European countries.

CSCO - Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology

The Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) is a non-profit professional academic group that is voluntarily constituted by clinical oncology professionals, relevant enterprises and public institutions. CSCO has been committed to developing the continuing medical education on clinical oncology, enhancing multi-discipline collaboration, encouraging multi-center research, promoting the standardization of tumor diagnosis and treatment, so as to benefit patients in all.

DGHO e.V. - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hämatologie und Medizinische Onkologie

The DGHO is an association of physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in research, diagnosis and treatment of hematological and oncological diseases. DGHO enables scientific exchange in hematology and medical oncology at national and international congresses and encourages members, fellow societies and associations to co-operate and communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary approach.

One of the most important aims of DGHO is quality assurance, for example, by the certification of oncological centers and the development of guidelines together with other German speaking societies.


ecancer is the leading oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. By using the latest technologies, ecancer works closely with leading figures in oncology to inform and educate the global cancer community.

ECCO - The European CanCer Organisation

ecancer is the leading oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. By using the latest technologies, ecancer works closely with leading figures in oncology to inform and educate the global cancer community.

EORTC - European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

The EORTC, based in Brussels, Belgium, unites European cancer clinical research experts from all disciplines for trans-national collaboration. It links a network of over 2,500 collaborators from all disciplines involved in cancer treatment and research in more than 300 hospitals in over 30 countries and offers an integrated approach to drug development, drug evaluation programs and medical practices.

ESO - European School of Oncology

The European School of Oncology was founded in 1982, with the aim of contributing to the reduction of deaths from cancer due to late diagnosis and/or inadequate treatment.

ESO’s mission is reflected in its motto “Learning to Care”, which emphasises the importance of the learning process, and the goal of caring for the patient in a holistic sense, in contrast to focusing purely on treating the disease.

ETOP – European Thoracic Oncology Platform

"Comprising more than 50 of the leading European thoracic oncology research groups and associations, ETOP is a foundation with the purpose to promote information and research in the field of thoracic malignancies in Europe. The specific aims of ETOP are to serve as a meeting platform, to foster intergroup studies, to sponsor and/or perform own studies, to foster scientific exchange and to provide knowledge to partners in the field.”

HeSMO - Hellenic Society of Medical Oncology

The Hellenic Society of Medical Oncology (HeSMO) is a non-profit scientific organization. HeSMO was organized to promote and foster the exchange of current information and ideas relating to clinical research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Among its goals, of high priority is the provision of enhanced educational opportunities for physicians treating patients with neoplastic diseases in Greece.

10th International Symposium on Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Optimal Therapy. Update

International one day symposium that covers all hot topics concerning diagnosis, biology and therapy of ovarian cancer.  Directed by Dr. Andrés Poveda and Prof. Jan B. Vermorken, organised by GEICO (Spanish Ovarian Research Group) and ESMO, under the auspices of SEOM (Spanish Society of Medical Oncology) and GCIG (Gynecological Cancer InterGroup).

IUCT-O - Institut universitaire du cancer Toulouse Oncopole

IUCT-O is the last anticancer centre built in France. On April 2014, it welcomed its first patients. It merges the skills and strengths from Institut Claudius Regaud and from a few oncology services of Toulouse’s centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU).

It gathers 2 hospitals, the University, and a research cancer centre network

IUCT-O is located on the campus “Toulouse Oncopole” with big pharma, hub of innovative projects in biosciences, start-ups incubator…

Some figures

  • 306 hospital beds and outpatient chairs
        - 65 0002
        - 1 400 employees
        - 10 000 new patients/year
        - 70 000 consultations/ year
  • 400 clinical trials/year.

JSMO - Japanese Society of Medical Oncology

JSMO, founded in 2002, embraces study of all the translational and clinical aspects on malignant disease.  Number of members of JSMO increased to about 8,950.

JSMOfs activities include annual scientific/educational meeting, biannual educational seminars, Best of ASCO meeting, publication of text book/guidelines and certification of specialized medical oncologists. JSMO has been expanding collaboration with international societies for medical oncology.

MASCC - Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is an international, multidisciplinary Organization. MASCC is dedicated to research and education in all areas of supportive care for patients with cancer. Because supportive care encompasses all aspects of care, it involves a variety of disciplines and specialists. Thus membership is open to oncology medical, surgical, and radiology physicians, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, outcomes specialists, psychologists, statisticians, infectious disease specialists, educators, representatives from industry and non-profit sectors, and others interested in supportive care.

MOGA - Medical Oncology Group of Australia

The Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) is the peak, national organisation for medical oncologists and the medical oncology profession in Australia. The Association is a Speciality Society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and works closely with government, health organisations, affiliated international associations and societies, industry, advocacy groups and the learned colleges both in Australia to advance the profession of medical oncology and the management of cancer nationally, regionally and globally.

MOT - Magyar Onkológusok Társasága - Hungarian Cancer Society   

The Hungarian Cancer Society was founded in 1957. The adress of the Society: H-1122 Budapest, Ráth György u. 7-9. The number of members: 1200 The president of the Society is Lajos GÉCZI MD, PhD (National Institute of Oncology) Last year the XXX National Conference was held in Pécs (Hungary) with international participants The Hungarian Cancer Society sections are the following:

  • Section of Young Oncologists (n:58)
  • Section of Oncology Nursing (n:270)
  • Section of Onco-psychology (n:25)

The next National Conference will be held in Budapest or Debrecen in November 2015.

RSRMO - Romanian Society of Radiotherapy and Medical Oncology

Professional organization (Cluj-Napoca, 1991).


  • Gather radiotherapy and medical oncology specialists to advance the quality of care
  • Promote education within the oncology multidisciplinary team
  • Protect the interests in relation with the health authorities
  • Facilitate equal access to cancer care
  • Maintain cooperation with other national and international societies
  • Members: 220.
  • Publication: “The Journal of Radiotherapy and Medical Oncology”
  • Yearly national congress.

RUSSCO - Russian Society of Clinical Oncology

RUSSCO is a largest professional society of oncologists in Russia and C.I.S.

SEOM - Sociedad Española de Oncología Médica

SEOM (Spanish Society for Medical Oncology) is a scientific entity which counts with more than 1900 doctors, specialists in medical oncology whose main goal is making progress towards the fight against cancer. SEOM is a reference organization for Oncology in Spain and ensures that the Services for Medical Oncology provide quality of healthcare, throughout the stimulation of research in this area.

SLACOM - Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology

Our vision for the development of a Latin American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology is of a future where cancer is prevented, early detected and cured or properly treated, for patients from all over the world and with guidelines of global cancer treatment. Our long-term goal is to build a strong and professional Latin American Medical Oncological Society.

SONK - St. Gallen Oncology Conferences

St.Gallen Oncology Conferences –SONK- is a private charitable foundation. It organises breast cancer conferences since decades, like the international St.Gallen Consensus meeting. Additionally it offers conferences on gastrointestinal cancer and palliative care. SONK is also the coordination secretariat of the German-speaking deso-group with some 14 oncology oriented seminars per year.

SPO - Portuguese Society of Oncology

The Portuguese Society of Oncology (SPO) is a Scientific and Cultural Association, nonprofit. The general purpose of SPO are the study and research within the Oncology including epidemiology, prevention, prophylaxis, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and psychosocial aspects of the disease. Over its 30 years, have promoted and conducted scientific sessions in the form of Congresses, Conferences, Courses and Meetings specialized work, collaborating also in the teaching of oncology. The SPO also develops projects to raise awareness among the patients, the political and medical communities, in order to draw attention to the provision of care to cancer patients. A major concern of S.P.O. is the quality in the area of Oncology.

STO - Society for Translational Oncology

The Society for Translational Oncology (STO) and its official journalThe Oncologist,work to speed the discovery and translation of important new treatments to global oncology practice. Under the aegis of STO, the European Cancer Concord® LLC is a patient-centered initiative, borne out of the need to deliver an optimal standard of cancer care and research for Europe's citizens.

TAT2015 - 13th International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies

TAT congresses are annual meetings on new molecular targets and innovative cancer therapeutics in the early phases of clinical development, supplemented by associated translational research. Add to these features the high scientific standards, informal atmosphere, and active participation by the world’s leading phase 1 investigators, and you will understand why TAT  has become the prime international drug development meeting in oncology.

TSMO - Turkish Society of Medical Oncology

Turkish Society of Medical Oncology is the national organization of medical oncologists. Our mission is to protect the rights of our members, improve standards of education and training in medical oncology, support young oncologists and researches, establish the cooperation between other specialities and patient support groups; and provide reliable and independent information on cancer and cancer-related issues to the public.

UICC - The Union for International Cancer Control

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. A membership organisation founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, UICC’s growing membership of over 800 organisations across 155 countries features the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes and patient groups.