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Membership Categories & Annual Fees

Membership Categories

Full membership is open to: medical doctors, scientists, pharmacists, statisticians & data specialists, nurses, patient advocates, young oncologists in training, and some other eligible healthcare professionals.  Student membership is open to medical and basic science students. The Membership Committee defines the criteria for the different kinds of categories of Full Members, approved by the ESMO Executive Board.

Professional Status

12 month fee

All medical doctors working in the oncology field or with an interest in oncology. Fee includes a print and online subscription to Annals of Oncology.


All scientists working in the oncology field or with an interest in oncology. Fee includes an online subscription to Annals of Oncology


Pharmacists with an interest in oncology. Fee includes an online subscription to Annals of Oncology.


Data specialists and statisticians working in healthcare or research with an interest and educational background in oncology and/or science. Fee includes an online subscription to Annals of Oncology


All qualified nurses working in the oncology field. Fee includes an online subscription to Annals of Oncology.


Advocates working for a recognised Patient Advocacy Groups are eligible for membership – must provide their updated CV in English and a letter from the Patient Advocacy Group they represent confirming their involvement. Fee includes an online subscription to Annals of Oncology.


If you are a qualified healthcare professional with an interest and educational background in oncology and/or science, but do not fall in to one of the above groups, you may still be eligible for membership. When applying for membership you will need to submit your CV in English for the Membership Committee to review your application.

depends on status

Undergraduate medical and science students doing their first degree and interested in oncology are welcome to join the society. Membership is free and provides online access only to ESMO benefits. Student Members do not have voting rights.


Medical doctors and basic scientists in training e.g. specialising / sub-specialising in medical oncology or other medical specialisation, registered in a PhD programme, undertaking a residency or fellowship and who are under the age of 40 will be eligible for the in training discounted membership fee. Membership includes online and print subscription to Annals of Oncology.


Emeritus membership is open to medical professionals who have now retired but are interested in keeping up to date with developments in the medical oncology field. Requests for the Emeritus membership discount must be submitted in writing to the membership services team. 


We are pleased to offer professionals who are working in low or lower-middle income countries a reduced membership fee of €25 euros; and a fee of €50 to those in upper-middle income countries. This 'two tier' structure uses the World Bank classification of low, lower-middle and upper-middle countries based on the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita and calculated using the World Bank Atlas method.

Please note: these discounted fees provide online only access to Annals of Oncology

Download the PDF outlining which countries are eligible for the reduced fees 

€25 or €50

ESMO has established agreements with a number of national oncology societies. If you are a member of one of these societies, please indicate this in your application or if you are already a member inform the membership services team in order to benefit from the discounted fee.

View the list of societies with whom we have an agreement and find details about membership fees

€75 or €130

Please note: a value added tax (VAT) will be added to transactions from customers residing in Switzerland.

Join / Renew

ESMO membership is not available to individuals currently employed in or primarily involved in the fields of: sales and marketing, business development, investing and financial planning and analysis.  

15% discount on purchase of multiple years – applicable to €175 fee

Medical doctors paying €175 who renew online for multiple years can benefit from a discount of 15% off their membership fee.

Other Special Offers

ESMO may run other membership promotions from time to time and onsite offers at the ESMO Membership Services stand at events

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