From: 20/09/2014 to: 20/09/2014 ESO-TURKECAG Endocrine Gland Cancers Symposium: Essentials of Thyroid Cancer Management, Izmir, Turkey                                         From: 03/10/2014 to: 04/10/2014 Updates in the Management of Melanoma, Bucharest, Romania                                        From: 17/10/2014 to: 18/10/2014 ESO Course on Gastrointestinal Cancers, Tbilisi, Georgia                                        From: 23/10/2014 to: 24/10/2014 Visiting Professorship on Radiotherapy of Solid Tumours, Belgrade, Serbia                                        From: 27/10/2014 to: 29/10/2014 ESO-SEMM Master in Ethical Counseling in Oncology, Milan, Italy                                         From: 04/10/2014 to: 07/10/2014 ESO-ESSO Masterclass in Breast Cancer Surgery, Ermatingen, Switzerland                                         From: 17/10/2014 to: 18/10/2014 Refresher Course on Breast Cancer, Cluj-Napoca, Romania                                        From: 04/11/2014 to: 05/11/2014 BCY2 - 2nd Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference, Dublin, Ireland                                         From: 08/11/2014 to: 12/11/2014 3rd ESO-ESTRO Masterclass in Radiation Oncology, Cascais, Portugal                                        From: 28/11/2014 to: 29/11/2014 Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Epigenetics in Clinical Oncology, Rome, Italy                                        From: 30/01/2015 to: 02/02/2015 ESO-EAGEN Masterclass in Endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Vienna, Austria                                        From: 06/03/2015 to: 07/03/2015 Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Refresher Course on Lung Cancer, Belgrade, Serbia                                        From: 07/03/2015 to: 12/03/2015 14th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Ermatingen, Switzerland                                        From: 07/03/2015 to: 12/03/2015 8th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, Ermatingen, Switzerland                                        From: 07/03/2015 to: 12/03/2015 3rd ESO-ESSO Masterclass on Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Warsaw, Poland                                        From: 13/03/2015 to: 14/03/2015 Cachexia and Nutrition in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Barcelona, Spain                                        From: 24/04/2015 to: 25/05/2015 7th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2015, Kraków, Poland                                        From: 25/04/2015 to: 29/04/2015 Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Barcelona, Spain                                        From: 13/06/2015 to: 15/06/2015 Leukaemia and Lymphoma, Ascona, Switzerland                                        From: 18/06/2015 to: 20/06/2015 Breast Cancer Screening Conference, Dublin, Ireland                                        From: 01/07/2015 to: 06/07/2015 2nd ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Location to be announced                                        From: 16/07/2015 to: 21/07/2015 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 02/11/2015 to: 06/11/2015 2nd ESOP-ESO Masterclass in Oncology Pharmacy, Strasbourg, France                                        From: 02/11/2015 to: 04/11/2015 Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Epigenetics in Clinical Oncology, Rome, Italy                                        From: 05/11/2015 to: 07/11/2015 ABC3 - Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference, Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 07/11/2015 to: 09/11/2015 2nd Breast Cancer Update Course (BCU2) - Part I, Lisbon, Portugal

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, Celgene Corporation, Genomic Health, GlaxoSmithKline Oncology, Helsinn, Lilly, Merck Serono, Novartis, Roche and Sanofi Oncology.


Sharing Progress in Cancer Care
Department Coordinator

Matti Aapro, Geneva

For further information please contact Daniela Mengato at dmengato@eso.net