ESSO European Society of Surgical Oncology Mission and Vision

Our Mission

ESSO’s mission is to support its members in advancing the science and practice of surgical oncology for the benefit of cancer patients. The Society aims to achieve this through a range of activities related to education, research and leadership in multidisciplinary care.

Our Values

  • Commitment for optimal care by our members for the benefit of cancer patients
  • Ensure quality of care by education and skills improvement
  • Position surgical oncology at the heart of cancer care
  • Research and innovation in surgical onoclogy 

Our Vision

ESSO's vision is to represent the most established cancer treatment. To this end, ESSO will develop standards of care for cancer patients through its core values, as well as its activities in the field of education, standardisation of skills and quality healthcare. Ultimately leading to the recognition of surgical oncology as a specialty, where it is not yet recognised.

Our Core Goals

  • Congress: Update knowledge on best practice, advances in surgical techniques and multidisciplinary management

  • Education: Set the standard across Europe for training, qualification and examination

  • Research: Improve quality of care, patients’ experience and outcomes

  • Advocacy: Promote optimal surgical cancer through the standardisation of education and qualification of surgical oncologists

  • Membership: Engage with cancer surgeons to grow our surgical oncology community

  • Communication: Establish a strong platform to position the voice of ESSO and our members

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