From: 26/09/2015 to: 26/09/2015 ESO Session: Is Innovation Affordable?, Vienna, Austria                                        From: 28/10/2015 to: 29/10/2015 ESO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Tiblisi, Georgia                                         From: 05/11/2015 to: 07/11/2015 ABC3 - Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference, Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 12/11/2015 to: 12/11/2015 ESO Conference Personalised Approach to Prostate Cancer Management, Barcelona, Spain                                        From: 16/11/2015 to: 20/11/2015 2nd ESOP-ESO Masterclass in Oncology Pharmacy, Strasbourg, France                                        From: 27/11/2015 to: 28/11/2015 Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Epigenetics in Clinical Oncology, Rome, Italy                                        From: 12/02/2016 to: 13/02/2016 Active Surveillance for Low Risk Prostate Cancer, Milan, Italy                                        From: 12/03/2016 to: 17/03/2016 15th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Ermatingen, Switzerland                                        From: 12/03/2016 to: 17/03/2016 9th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, Ermatingen, Switzerland                                        From: 06/04/2016 to: 09/04/2016 Update Skills in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Leipzig, Germany                                        From: 09/04/2016 to: 14/04/2016 2nd_ESO-ESSO_Masterclass_in_Breast_Cancer_Surgery, Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 15/04/2016 to: 16/04/2016 ESNM-ESO Learning Course on 18FDG PET-CT in Lymphoma, Vienna, Austria                                        From: 22/04/2016 to: 23/04/2016 8th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2016, Kraków, Poland                                        From: 27/04/2016 to: 01/05/2016 2nd ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Bogotà, Colombia                                        From: 19/05/2016 to: 20/05/2016 ESO,CNIO and NRCO Conference on Familial Cancer, Madrid, Spain                                        From: 20/05/2016 to: 25/05/2016 3rd ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic                                        From: 10/06/2016 to: 14/06/2016 2nd Masterclass on Systematic Reviews in Cancer Care, Guidelines and Research, Belfast, United Kigdom                                        From: 11/06/2016 to: 16/06/2016 6th ESO-SIOP Europe Masterclass in Paediatric Oncology, Berlin, Germany                                        From: 17/06/2016 to: 18/06/2016 ESGO-ENYGO-ESO Masterclass in Gynaecological Oncology, Lund, Sweden                                        From: 14/07/2016 to: 19/07/2016 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 29/08/2016 to: 09/09/2016 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Poznan, Poland                                        From: 08/09/2016 to: 09/09/2016 Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Refresher Course on Gastro-intestinal Cancer, Budapest, Hungary                                        From: 01/10/2016 to: 02/10/2016 ESO-TUM-IAS Master in Ethical Counselling in Oncology and Gender Issues, Munich, Germany                                        From: 10/11/2016 to: 11/11/2016 3rd Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference, Lugano, Switzerland                                        From: 19/11/2016 to: 23/11/2016 4th ESO-ESTRO Masterclass in Radiation Oncology, Prague, Czech Republic                                        From: 25/11/2016 to: 26/11/2016 Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Epigenetics in Clinical Oncology, Rome, Italy

Industry Support

As an independent, non-profit organisation which has the mission to decrease cancer deaths due to lack of knowledge, the European School of Oncology (ESO) is committed to working with all stakeholder groups to try to improve cancer outcomes. The School recognises that different industries make an important contribution to improving cancer outcomes through the development of innovative technologies including diagnostics, imaging, surgical  and radiotherapy equipment, and medicines. For this reason ESO fosters on-going dialogue and collaboration with industry partners.  

In July 2004 ESO established the Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) programme in order to facilitate its interactions with industry partners. SPCC partners are required to make an annual unrestricted donation to the School. Donations from SPCC partners are pooled and used to support a number of ESO initiatives including the Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Cancer World magazine and free or low-fee educational events. Many of these events are held in low- to middle-income countries, which are not well served by other providers of cancer education. In addition, ESO gives SPCC partners  the opportunity to propose collaborative projects, which are only accepted if they are aligned with ESO's mission, have multi-sponsors and address a clear unmet educational need.   

The School maintains total editorial control over the planning and execution of all ESO projects. SPCC partners may be invited to contribute ideas, as appropriate, but decisions about procedures and content are made by ESO.

Donations from SPCC partners represent no more than 25% of ESO's annual budget. The rest of ESO's funding comes from its two sustaining foundations, royalties, income from conferences and donations from individual supporters.

The companies that are currently member of the SPCC programme are Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Genomic Health, Helsinn, Lilly, Merck Serono, Novartis, Roche and Sanofi Oncology.

Sharing Progress in Cancer Care
Department Coordinator

Matti Aapro, Geneva

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