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Check the latest digital edition of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology! Volume 46 - Issue 1

Check here the latest digital edition of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO): Volume 46-Issue 1

22nd MCCR Workshop 2020: APPLY NOW!

Will you join the EORTC-ESMO-AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research for an inspiring experience and a greater understanding of cancer research?

Training & Research Fellowships 2019-2020

The ESSO Education & Training Committee and EYSAC are happy to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 Training and Research Fellowships!

The importance of specialisation in cancer care

What factors are driving moves towards specialisation in cancer care? What is the positive impact of specialisation on the quality of cancer care and outcomes? Do all patients have access to specialisation? These are some of the questions addressed during this interview realised by ESSO media partner Touch Oncology during the ECCO 2019 Summit (12-14 September 2019, Brussels).

EBSQ Examination Results 2019

Every year, ESSO and the European Board of Surgery of the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) organise Professional Examinations in both Surgical Oncology and in Breast Cancer Surgery.

ESSO's strategy for clinical research: Paving the way for a culture of research in cancer surgery

As part of its mission to promote the best surgical care for cancer patients, the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) has been developing multiple programmes for clinical research along with its educational portfolio. This position paper describes the different research activities of the Society over the past decade and an action plan for the upcoming five years to lead innovative and high quality surgical oncology research. ESSO proposes to consider pragmatic research methodologies as a complement to randomised clinical trials (RCT), advocates for increased funding and operational support in conducting research and aims to enable young surgeons to be active in research and establish partnerships for translational research activities.

How ESSO / EYSAC contribute to the promotion of surgical oncology training.

Thee congress committee of the annual Russian Oncology Congress “White Nights” in St Petersburg decided this year to create a Joint session for young surgeons with the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). The President of the Association of Oncologists of the North-western Federal District of Russia Prof A.M. Belyaev invited Prof Domenico D'Ugo (ESSO President-elect) and Dr Andreas Brandl (EYSAC steering committee member) to this congress. M. Beadling proceeded to interview A. Brandl on the subject.

ESSO 40 for 2020 announced!

The ESSO board & Secretariat have the pleasure in announcing the location for the ESSO 40 Congress, which will be held in Portugal, Lisbon for 2020!


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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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