Lung cancer programme
Coordinator: Enriqueta Felip, ES
In 2013 the Lung Cancer Programme was launched, as a consequence of the considerable scientific progress in the field, of the increasing availability of early detection measures which could effectively downstage the disease with benefits in survival and of the growing demand for advocacy initiatives in favour of these patients.
The establishment of the new programme is also consistent with the effort made by ESO to launch LuCe (Lung Cancer Europe), the first European patients advocates organisation in lung cancer.
The programme also runs the ESO observatories on lung cancer (a group of international experts presenting their views on what can be expected to happen in the field in the coming 12 months) that were held during the ELCC European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva since 2014. Last edition was held on 7 May 2017, while the next Observatory will be held on 13 April 2018.