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Cancer on the Internet Award




and Mention of Honour:

Focus on e-cancer patients


ESO is pleased to announce that the 2010 Award goes to CML Advocates Network (


We would like to quote CML Advocates Network’s aim:
“Chronic Myeloid Leukemia is a rare cancer which affects 1,5 in 100.000 population. Because of the low incidence of rare cancers, very often local support groups do not exist and existing groups are often under-resourced. This is why the Internet, and cross-border networking, has become key in empowering patient advocates, exchanging information and best practice between the groups, and start collaboration across languages and countries. CML Advocates Network is a unique global platform that allows CML patient support groups to share best practice and information as well as build alliances on different topics.
The groups support each other on issues like access to treatment, monitoring, information and more. The top feature of the platform is the best practice sharing among CML groups from different parts of the world.
The key issue is getting the networking between groups going, not a one-to-many platform where a small number of people communicate to the audience.”

The "CML Advocates Network", the international platform of 54 patient groups supporting patients and relatives suffering from "Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia" (CML) across all continents, has relaunched its web community and provides new social media functionalities.
The "CML Advocates Network 2.0" can be found at and is both a virtual network and internet platform for CML patient organisations. Launched in 2007 with 4 founding member groups it has now grown to 54 leukaemia patient groups in 44 countries, offering support by sharing of best practice, information and advice for CML patient representatives.
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ESO is furthermore pleased to announce that the quality of the information and service provided to the Greek Community by Be Strong deserved recognition and the platform was awarded the Mention of Honour 2010.
Be Strong offers detailed information on cancer treatment and psychological aspects, provides support also through a phone line, and offers the opportunity to communicate with other patients and relatives besides experts in the field. The future development of the platform includes the translation of the website to serve a broader and more international community.



The aim of the Award is to raise awareness of the evolution of the internet and the impact of social media networks in the cancer patient community by recognising organisations and groups that have provided quality-based and easy-to-use communication platforms through the internet.

Social media networks offer patients, survivors, relatives and friends the means to connect with others, share information, experiences and insights, explore fears, identify resources, find support, and generate better informed decisions. They provide empowerment to the cancer patient community.



1. The applicant is not related, directly or indirectly, to commercial entities or driven by commercial purposes.
2. The proposed platform/network was developed with limited resources and offers simplicity in its use.
3. The applicant is running and encouraging a social media network that is considered providing empowerment to the cancer-patient community.
4. The applicant is reaching out to targeted audiences (cancer patient community/ies).
5. The proposed platform/network is connecting people at international scale minimizing geographical, language and cultural barriers. 
6. The applicant is registered or intends to register to the 2010 World Cancer Congress (18-21 August 2010, Shenzhen, China) . Travel  and accommodation will not be provided.
7. 80% of the prize should be invested to enhance and improve the website.


The Award winning website/platform will receive a prize of EUR 4.000 and will be allowed to use the Cancer on the Internet Award logo on the website/platform.
The Winner will present the awarded website/platform to the audience of the ESO Symposium on Cancer on the Internet that is scheduled within the 2010 World Cancer Congress (18-21 August 2010, Shenzhen, China). Applicants must be registered or intend to register for the World Cancer Congress. Travel support is not provided.

Further information on the 2010 World Cancer Congress can be found at

For further information on the Award giving ceremony, please click

The Cancer on the Internet Award is an original initiative of the European School of Oncology and is supported by matching funds. The Award is sponsored by ESO’s private donors, whilst the organisation and promotion of the project are made through an unrestricted educational grant provided in exclusive partnership with Novartis Oncology.








ESO is pleased to announce the Cancer on the Internet Award 2007 winners: 

First prize:  Bladder Cancer WebCafé 
Second prize:  PAVEL

and the Cancer on the Intenet  and Mention of Honour 2007 winner:

Further information on Cancer on the Internet Award and Mention of Honour 2007 is available here






ESO is pleased to announce the Cancer on the Intenet Award 2006 winners:

First prize:  M
outh Cancer Foundation
Second prize:  Institut za oncologiju KCUS

Further information on Cancer on the Internet 2006 is avalaible here.