ESMO Congress 2019: Societies and Patient Advocates

Society Village

ESMO - European Society for Medical Oncology

ESMO is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology. With more than 20,000 members representing oncology professionals from over 150 countries worldwide, ESMO is the society of reference for oncology education and information. ESMO is committed to offering the best care to people with cancer, by fostering integrated cancer care, supporting oncologists in their professional development, and advocating for sustainable cancer care worldwide.

EACR – European Association for Cancer Research

The ESMO Congress 2019 has been organised in partnership with the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR).

The EACR is a global community of cancer researchers with more than 10,000 members in 100+ countries. EACR membership is open to anyone working in or studying cancer research and our members work across the full spectrum of the field, from basic through to translational and clinical research.

The EACR was founded in 1968 and has one guiding aim: ‘The advancement of cancer research for the public benefit: from basic research to prevention, treatment and care.’ We provide a wide variety of services to our community of members, organise scientific conferences of the highest quality, and facilitate communication and collaboration within the cancer research community. We also set out to raise the profile of cancer research in Europe and to make the case for sustained political and economic support.

AACR - American Association for Cancer Research

The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. AACR fosters research, accelerates dissemination of findings among scientists and others dedicated to the global conquest of cancer.

ABC Global Alliance

The ABC Global Alliance, established by the European School of Oncology, is a multi-stakeholder platform for all those interested in collaborating on common projects relating to advanced breast cancer (ABC) around the world.

ACP – Association of Cancer Physicians

The ACP is the specialist society for medical oncology in the UK. Its Executive Committee is comprised of democratically elected clinicians to represent the views and concerns of the membership. The ACP holds educational workshops for members and annual events specifically targeted at new consultants and trainees.

AERIO - French Association of Residents in Oncology

The French Association for Training and Research in Medical Oncology. This way, we gather French young oncologists to create a national social network, to support continuous formation, collaborative research, and represent them on the national stage.

AIOM – Italian Association of Medical Oncology

Founded in 1973 in Milan, the Italian Association of Medical Oncology promotes development and innovation in prevention, molecular characterization, customized care, multidisciplinary diagnostic-therapeutic strategy, humanization, continuity of care.

ASCO - American Society of Clinical Oncology 

ASCO is a multidisciplinary, global oncology society with nearly 45,000 members in over 150 countries. ASCO has the resources you need to stay on the cutting-edge of scientific research and best practices. Visit ASCO in the Society Village.

BSMO – Belgian Society of Medical Oncology 

The Belgian Society of Medical Oncology (BSMO) is the professional association of the Belgian medical oncologists with +/- 230 members. P Vuylsteke is President,S Rottey, Vice -President and J Collignon the National ESMO representative.

EORTC - European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer 

EORTC is a unique European, non-profit clinical cancer research organisation established in 1962. It develops, conducts, coordinates and stimulates high-quality translational and clinical trial research to improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients.

ESGO - European Society of Gynaecological Oncology

European society of Gynaecological Oncology, founded in 1983, is a leading not-for profit organisation and forum of more than 3,400 professionals, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of European women with gynaecological cancers.

ESO - European School of Oncology

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

ESOP - European Society of Oncology Pharmacy 

The European Society of Oncology Pharmacy, founded in 2000 in Prague, is the largest organization of oncology pharmacists in the world (3500 members from 60 countries).
Our mission is to support optimal treatment for cancer patients.

ESTRO - European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology 

ESTRO fosters radiation oncology to improve patients care in the multimodality treatment of cancer. ESTRO promotes education, awareness, research, supporting radiotherapy professionals. “Radiation oncology. Optimal health for all, together”.

HDIO – Croatian Society of Medical Oncology 

Croatian Society of Medical Oncology (HDIO) is professional and expert association of physicians in the field of Medical Oncology positioned inside Croatian Medical Assembly.

HeSMO - Hellenic Society of Medical Oncology 

The Hellenic Society of Medical Oncology (HeSMO), a nonprofit scientific organization, was founded in 1985-Hellas (Greece) and its scope is to promote the exchange of current information relating to clinical research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

IASLC - International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated to the study of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies with over 7,500 lung cancer specialists across disciplines in over 100 countries.

ISCORT - Israeli Society for Clinical Oncology and Radiation Therapy

The Israeli Society for Clinical Oncology and Radiation Therapy ISCORT represents medical and radiation oncologists on government related issues including training and lobbying for staffing and facilities and recommendations for new cancer drugs to be added to the health basket each year.

JSMO - Japanese Society of Medical Oncology 

JSMO was founded in 2002, and the number of our members is now about over 9,100.
JSMO has been expanding international collaborations with various overseas societies to standardize global oncology care and promote innovative oncology researches.

LiSMO - Lithuanian Society for Medical Oncology 

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MASCC - Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research and education of supportive care professionals. Our mission is to improve supportive care from diagnosis, through end of life. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook.

PTOK - Polish Society of Clinical Oncology 

Polish Society of Clinical Oncology established in 1996 focuses on oncology science and education,develops Patients’ Education Program and physicians’ mobile applications. Publishes Oncology in Clinical Practice journal,cooperates with ESMO and ASCO.

RUSSCO - Russian Society of Clinical Oncology

RUSSCO is a professional cancer society with mission to advance cancer treatment and cure. The organization represents the leading authority within Russia on education and research. Over 3,500 oncologists have joined its ranks and help to create forward-looking solutions.

SBOC - Brazilian Society of Clinical Oncology 

The Brazilian Society of Clinical Oncology (SBOC), founded in 1982, represents the cllinical oncologists at the Brazilian Medical Association. It deals with continuous medical education, access to treatment and public policies on cancer. It has 1,800 members.

SEOM – Spanish Society of Medical Oncology 

SEOM is a scientific entity with more than 2500 doctors,specialists in medical oncology whose main goal is the research against cancer,and being a reference for Oncology in Spain ensuring Services for Medical Oncology provide quality in healthcare 

SIOG – International Society of Geriatric Oncology 

The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) is a Swiss based not-for-profit multidisciplinary international team of medical oncologists and allied health professionals with a focus on geriatric oncology.

SIOPE – European Society for Paediatric Oncology 

The European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe or SIOPE) is the only pan-European organisation representing all professionals working in the field of childhood cancers, with more than 1,934 members across 36 European countries.

SMeO - Mexican Society of Clinical Oncology 

We are a non-profit Association dedicated to promote, to diffuse scientific advances and the teaching of oncology in all its branches at the highest academic level, with a sense of humanistic commitment; addressing the academic and specialization.

SOS - Slovak Oncology Society

S.O.S is part of Slovak Medical Association (SkMA). Predecessor of SkMA was Czechoslovak Soc. of Purkyne, est. in 1949. First journal in was published in 1954, and is now under title of Neoplasma. Bratislava Oncology Days were established in 1958.

SPO – Portuguese Society of Oncology 

The Portuguese Society of Oncology is a medical association for the study and investigation in Oncology. We promote scientific events and investigation programs, technical courses and an annual meeting for discussion of the latest news in Oncology. 

TSMO - Turkish Society for Medical Oncology

TSMO is the major player in various training activities and research in oncology in Turkey. It has influence on the government established cancer care policy, press releases for important public cancer problems, instructions and regulations against medical oncologists’ rights. 

UMOS – Serbian Society of Medical Oncology 

Est. 2005, UMOS counts 120 Members and is a major player in education activities, patient support, Health/Regulatory policies and Young MO section. ESMO/ASCO Recommendations for the Global Curriculum adopted.

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Patient Advocates

ECPC - European Cancer Patients Coalition 

European Cancer Patient Coalition ( is the largest European cancer patients’ umbrella organization. With over 450 members, ECPC is the voice of the European cancer community, uniquely representing interests of all cancer patient groups.

EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition 

EUROPA DONNA is an independent non-profit organisation with 47 member countries. The Coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and presses for improved breast cancer education, appropriate screening, optimal treatment & increased funding for research.

IBTA – The International Brain Tumour Alliance 

The International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) is a global network founded in 2005 as a dynamic worldwide community for brain tumour patient organisations and others involved in the field of neuro-oncology.

IKCC - International Kidney Cancer Coalition 

The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) is an independent international network of patient organisations that focus exclusively, or include a specific focus, on kidney cancer.

LePAF - Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation 

LePAF is a patient foundation & our mission is to improve the lives & survival of patients affected by Leukemia.It’s a platform for best practice sharing to groups worldwide & acts as a legal platform for advocacy networks CMLAN, MPNAN, CLLAN & ALAN.

LuCE – Lung Cancer Europe

Lung Cancer Europe is the voice of lung cancer patients and families in Europe. It raises awareness on inequities of access to treatment and care, it advocates European policies to improve lung cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and care.

Magicamp Association 

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MPNE - Melanoma Patient Network Europe 

The Melanoma Patient Network Europe, MPNE, is a predominantly European network system of Melanoma patients and carers. MPNE operates across language borders with shared principles and local priorities, with a particular focus on advanced Melanoma.

Myeloma Patients Europe AISBL - MPE 

Myeloma Patients Europe is an umbrella organisation of myeloma and AL amyloidosis patient groups with 46 members in 30 countries. MPE’s mission is to provide education, information and support to its members and advocate for optimal research, care and access.

The Brain Tumor Charity 

The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading brain tumour charity and largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours. Committed to saving and improving lives, we're moving further, faster to help every person affected by a brain tumour.

The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Charity

The Swallows Charity supports people diagnosed with Head or Neck Cancer. The Patient and Carers are the focus for support, help and signposting. We have a 24/7 Support Line answered by Patients & Carers, offer monthly meetings across the UK.