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The European School of Oncology is a proud member of the European Cancer Organisation in Europe and of UICC internationally:

European Cancer Organisation

The European Cancer Organisation aims to reduce the burden of cancer, improve outcomes and the quality of care for cancer patients, through multidisciplinarity and multiprofessionalism.
As the not-for-profit federation of member organisations working in cancer at a European level, the European Cancer Organisation convenes oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and speak up for the European cancer community.


Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is the leading international non-governmental organisation dedicated to the global prevention and control of cancer. Its mission is to connect, mobilise and support organisations, leading experts, key stakeholders and volunteers in a dynamic community working together to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations. Founded in 1933, UICC unites over 760 member organisations specialised and engaged in cancer control, in more than 155 countries across the world.   
 The ESO Partners for the masterclasses are:

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European non-profit, professional organisation for medical oncology promoting multidisciplinary cancer treatment around the world. ESMO unites medical oncologists and other oncology specialists, healthcare professionals, caregivers, patients, policy-makers, the media and other key stakeholders in a global alliance committed to eradicating cancer and ensuring equal access to high quality treatment for all patients.  

European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS)

The European Oncology Nursing Society is a pan-European organisation dedicated to the support and development of cancer nurses. Through its individual members and national societies EONS engages in projects to help nurses develop their skills, network with each other and raise the profile of cancer nursing across Europe.

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)

Founded in 1980, ESTRO exists to advance all aspects of radiation oncology through a range of activities for its members and the wider healthcare and patient communities.
ESTRO promotes excellence through education, professional development, promotion of research and dissemination of outcomes, courses and conferences. ESTRO is focused on improving all aspects of patient care and supports the role of radiation oncology in the multimodality treatment of cancer.

European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO)

Founded in 1983, the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) is a growing not-for profit organisation and forum of more than 1800 professionals, from across Europe and the Mediterranean basin, dedicated to promoting the highest quality of care for women with gynaecological cancers. ESGO aims to achieve high standards of professional training and care for gynaecological oncology in Europe. The mission is to improve the health and well-being of European women with gynaecological (genital and breast) cancers through prevention, excellence in care, high quality research and education.

International Society of Paediatric Oncology - Europe (SIOPE)

SIOPE is a European organisation aimed at promoting optimal standards of care for children and young people with cancer. It is the only pan-European organisation dedicated to enhancing cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment of children.

European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)

ESSO is committed to the education and training of surgical specialists and has a number of activities aimed at implementing the subject matter in its core curriculum.

European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP)

The aim of the European Society of Oncology Pharmacy is to promote and improve clinical practice, research and development in drug use and administration for the treatment of cancer patients.
 The ESO Partner for activities in a rare cancer is:

Rare Cancers Europe (RCE)

Rare Cancers Europe is a multi-stakeholder partnership initiative of professional societies, cancer and rare disease associations, cancer research organisations, rare cancer networks and reference centres, professional education and training organisations, patient advocacy groups, and the industry, all working together to put rare cancers firmly on the European policy agenda and to implement 39 political recommendations. These address issues of particular relevance in rare cancers, including methodological and regulatory barriers in rare cancer care, the need for centres of expertise and European reference networks, barriers to patients’ access to care, education of healthcare professionals and access to information on rare cancers.
 The ESO Partner for educational activities on cancer in the elderly is:

International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)

The International Society for Geriatric Oncology, publishes guidelines in high impact factor journals the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (its official journal), Annals of Oncology, Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, European Journal of Cancer, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Lancet Oncology. This range of publications demonstrates its leadership in promoting education and qualification for healthcare professionals in geriatric oncology.
 ESO reccomends and supports the educational activites of:
St. Gallen Oncology Conferences

FOUNDATION SONK (St. Gallen Oncology Conferences)

Foundation SONK organises the St. Gallen Oncology Conferences) in close cooperation with the ZeTuP Tumour- and Breast Centre, a specialised non-profit centre for prevention, detection and treatment of cancer, especially breast cancer of the breast. ZeTuP is based in St. Gallen, Switzerland and is actively engaged in preventative and clinical cancer research.


ESO is particularly proud of its role in the development of cancer patient advocacy in Europe. The School launched and supported the two main breast and prostate cancer patients organisations and enjoys a constructive collaboration with them in full and mutual independence.ESO has also supported the European Cancer Patients Coalition and EuropaColon in different occasions, and contributed to the establishment of Lung Cancer Europe.

Europa Donna

Europa Donna, the European Breast Cancer Coalition, is an independent non-profit organisation whose members are affiliated groups from countries throughout Europe. The Coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to mobilise the support of European women in pressing for improved breast cancer education, appropriate screening, optimal treatment and increased funding for research.
Europa Donna currently has 46 member countries. 

Europa Uomo

Europa Uomo, the European prostate cancer coalition, represents and supports patient groups focused on prostate diseases in general and prostate cancer in particular. The organisation’s aims include increasing awareness of prostate diseases, supporting individualised treatment based on optimal medical treatment and personalised patient care, and helping to reduce overtreatment of prostate cancer. 

European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)

Launched in 2003, The European Cancer Patient Coalition is the voice of the European cancer patient community, uniquely representing the interests of all cancer patient groups from the major to the rarer cancers. It was established to represent the views of cancer patients in the European healthcare debate and to provide a forum for European cancer patients to exchange information and share best practice experiences.

Digestive Cancers Europe

Digestive Cancers Europe's mission is to contribute to early diagnosis, decreased mortality from digestive cancers and to increase overall survival and quality of life. The organisation is currently represented by 40 associations across 30 European countries and has been acknowledged as the voice of digestive cancer patients in Europe.
Lung Cancer Europe

Lung Cancer Europe

Lung Cancer Europe is the voice of lung cancer patients, their families and survivors at a European level. LuCE provides a European platform for already existing lung cancer patient advocacy groups and supports the establishment of national lung cancer patient groups in different European countries where such groups do not yet exist.