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Textbook of Pancreatic Cancer: Principles & Practice of Surgical Oncology

The Textbook of Pancreatic Cancer: Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology was published in 2021, which covers curriculum core to the standards of knowledge expected for candidates for the fellowship exams in HPB and Surgical Oncology, adopts a didactic and structured approach to all topics with key points will be provided, and presents best-evidence, highlighting trials and graded data, where available

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Division of Breast Surgery, Section of Surgery, European Board of Surgery of the UEMS newsletter

In its Winter newsletter, Christos Markopoulos and Lynda Wyld, respectively Chair and Secretary of the Division of Breast Surgery of the European Board of Surgery of the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) report back on the successful EBSQ examination in Breast Surgery 2021, which took place entirely online due to the pandemic.

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A multidisciplinary approach for better Pancreatic Cancer care

The Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care: Pancreatic Cancer has been released recently, calling for quality frameworks in expert MDTs (multidisciplinary teams).

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ESSO welcomes its new affiliated society: Surgical Oncology Section of the Czech Surgical Society

ESSO is delighted to a have new affiliated society, the Surgical Oncology Section of the Czech Surgical Society. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two parties during ESSO 40 congress (Lisbon, 8th-10th November 2021). ESSO looks forward to a fruitful cooperation in the future.

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ESSO pays tribute to Dr. Dhairyasheel Savant

It is with deep sadness that ESSO has learnt of the death of Dr. Dhairyasheel Savant, past President of the Indian Society of Surgical Oncology (IASO).

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ESSO medal for 2020-2021: Prof. Dr. Marjut Leidenius

This year, the European Society of Surgical Oncology medal was presented to Professor Leidenius on 8th of November 2021, during the ESSO 40 Congress in Lisbon. The ESSO medal was awarded to her to acknowledge her contribution to the advancement of surgical oncology through research, education and leadership in clinical practice and international cooperation.

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ESSO Lifetime achievement award 2020-2021: Professor Riccardo A. Audisio

This year, the lifetime achievement award of European Society of Surgical Oncology was conferred to Professor Riccardo A. Audisio on 8th of November 2021, during the ESSO 40 Congress in Lisbon. The prestigious ESSO Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes international research by individuals that demonstrates commitment to clinical cancer research and education. It is awarded as a recognition for outstanding lifetime achievements in surgical oncology.

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EYSAC new national representatives on board

During the ESSO 40 Congress in Lisbon, the ESSO Young Surgeons and Alumni Club (EYSAC) held their annual meeting, welcoming the new EYSAC national representatives to the ESSO community while thanking those who terminated their mandate for their contribution to the promotion of ESSO and to the activities of its young branch over the past few years.

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Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan Implementation Roadmap published

The European Commission has published the implementation roadmap for Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, listing a number of concrete actions to be taken in the next 4 years.

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ESSO endorses the European Cancer Summit 2021 Declaration

A declaration was released during European Cancer Summit 2021, 17th-18th November 2021. ESSO has endorsed this declaration, calling upon oncology experts, patient advocates, politicians and policy-makers to join together for a better cancer care in Europe.

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ESSO 40 congress signals a promising future for the recognition of surgical oncology in Europe

ESSO 40th Congress “Shaping the future of Cancer Care” was successfully held from 8 -10 November in Lisbon, which contributed to unlock the potential of surgical oncology in optimised treatment for cancer patients across Europe. We thank you and look forward to receiving you in Bordeaux next year for ESSO 41 congress.

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ESSO Open letter "Time for Change"

The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) has released an open letter entitled "Time for Change: Harnessing the full potential of surgical oncology for cancer patients in Europe" in conjunction with the ESSO 40 Congress and the upcoming implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

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ESSO Endorsed and Recommended events

ESSO also supports or recommends scientific events organised by other medical societies, hospitals or institutions that are deemed relevant and of particular interest for the surgical oncology community. All events listed on the ESSO website have been reviewed and approved by the ESSO Website & Editorial Committee.

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