From: 19/10/2016 to: 19/10/2016 Multidisciplinary Care in Prostate Cancer Units: A European Guidelines and Beyond, Dublin, Ireland                                        From: 28/10/2016 to: 30/10/2016 5th ESO Arab Countries Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Cairo, Egypt                                        From: 02/11/2016 to: 03/11/2016 ESMO Preceptorship on Immuno-Oncology 2016, Zurich, Switzerland                                        From: 10/11/2016 to: 12/11/2016 3rd ESO-ESMO Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference, Lugano, Switzerland                                        From: 23/11/2016 to: 24/11/2016 ESO Course on Gynecological and Urogenital Tumours, Tbilisi, Georgia                                        From: 18/11/2016 to: 19/11/2016 ESNM-ESO Learning Course on 18FDG PET-CT in Lymphoma, Vienna, Austria                                        From: 23/11/2016 to: 24/11/2016 ESO-TUM-IAS Masterclass in Ethical Counselling in Oncology and Gender Issues, Munich, Germany                                        From: 25/11/2016 to: 26/11/2016 Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics and Epigenetics in Clinical Oncology, Rome, Italy                                        From: 25/11/2016 to: 27/11/2016 Clinical Update on Rare Adult Solid Cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 27/01/2017 to: 27/01/2017 Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection (ECCO2017 Society Day), Amsterdam, The Netherlands                                        From: 02/02/2016 to: 03/02/2016 ESMO Preceptorship on Immuno-Oncology 2016, Madrid, Spain                                        From: 1/03/2017 to: 3/03/2017 Innovation in Radio-Oncology Course, Tel Aviv, Israel                                        From: 03/03/2017 to: 06/03/2017 Masterclass in Endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Njimegen, The Netherlands                                        From: 25/03/2017 to: 30/03/2017 16th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 25/03/2017 to: 30/03/2017 10th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 18/05/2017 to: 19/05/2017 Eurasia Course on Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Moscow, Russian Federation                                        From: 10/06/2017 to: 13/06/2017 Leukaemia and Lymphoma, Ascona, Switzerland                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 20/10/2017 4th Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Tbilisi, Georgia                                        From: 02/11/2017 to: 04/11/2017 ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC4), Lisbon, Portugal







The World Oncology Forum is a series of policy forums, convened by ESO in collaboration with The Lancet, where internationally renowned cancer clinicians, researchers, advocates, policy makers and representatives from industry discuss and define what needs to be done to end avoidable suffering and death from cancer.

It is funded exclusively from independent, non-commercial sources, principally from the ESO’s sustaining foundations, with additional support from the Swiss Cancer League and Swiss Cancer Research, and the city of Lugano and canton of Ticino.

WOF 1: Are we winning the war on cancer?
The launch event was held in Lugano, Switzerland in October 2012, under the title Are we winning the war on cancer?
It resulted in the Stop Cancer Now! appeal [LINK] - a 10 point action plan for governments to deliver on commitments they made at the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to cut preventable deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025.
The Stop Cancer Now! appeal covered the policy headings: Prevent preventable cancers, Treat treatable cancers, Support all those living with cancer, Accelerate finding cures for cancers that are not yet curable, and Strengthen policy frameworks and health systems. It was published on World Cancer Day, February 4th 2013, in The Lancet and in leading newspapers across the world.

WOF2: Treat the treatable
The second World Oncology Forum was held in Lugano in October 2014. It issued two appeals, which called on governments, policy makers and international agencies to work together to carry out a detailed package of actions to expand global access to early detection treatment and care and address problems in the ecosystem for discovering, developing and evaluating new therapies that are hindering faster progress towards cures for cancer.

These appeals will be promoted at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 21-24 January 2015, where responding to the rising tide of cancer will be on the agenda for the first time.

WOF3 Prevent the preventable
WOF 3 will be held in Milan, Italy in 2015, and will focus on policies for prevention.

Media Partners

WOF is organised in conjunction with Cancer World , which explores the world of European cancer care from the perspective of the clinician, the researcher, the administrator and the patient. The magazine gives a voice to health professionals in all fields and at all levels, and offers a platform to those who are most affected by cancer - the people with the disease.

The Lancet is the exclusive scientific media partner for WOF. This is a valuable partnership since The Lancet is by far the most authoritative scientific journal in its field printed in Europe. In 2012 The Lancet published editorials and commentaries about WOF on various occasions. In its 9 February 2013 issue it published the Stop Cancer Now! appeal, with an accompanying comment by Franco Cavalli: An appeal to world leaders: stop cancer now!
It also published three WOF keynote lectures as complete papers. Global cancer patterns: causes and prevention by Paolo Vineis, Christopher Wild, Rethinking the war on cancer by Douglas Hanahan and Cancer survival: global surveillance will stimulate health policy and improve equity by Michel P. Coleman, all publicly accessible.


World Oncology Forum participants
WOF 1, 2012: Are we winning the war on cancer?
WOF 2, 2014: Treat the treatable

World Oncology Forum Programme
WOF 1, 2012: Are we winning the war on cancer?
WOF 2, 2014: Treat the treatable 

World Oncology Forum Presentations
(Please, sign-in to your Club-ESO account in order to be able to watch the slides).
WOF 1, 2012: Are we winning the war on cancer?
WOF 2, 2014: Treat the treatable

World Oncology Forum appeals
WOF 1, 2012: Are we winning the war on cancer?
WOF 2, 2014: Treat the treatable
WOF2, 2014: Speed up progress towards a cure

The WOF was held in partnership with   and under the patronage of

With the support of