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ESSO-SSO International Career Development Exchange Program 2019

Each year, this program allows for a selected ESSO member under the age of 40 to visit the SSO meeting thanks to a combined ESSO-SSO partnership. ESSO and SSO provides a funding of $3,000 for a one-week visit to an American cancer centre under guidance of a mentor. Here is the report from our latest fellow, Gabrielle Van Ramshorst.

ESSO President Dr Tibor Kovacs attends 25th Jubilee of the Polish Society of Surgical Oncology

ESSO President Tibor Kovacs attended the 25th Jubilee conference of the Polish Society of Surgical Oncology & signed an MoU with our partner society leadership with Wojciech Wysocki President of PSSO. ESSO is committed to working together with partner societies for the recognition of quality Surgery across Europe and beyond.

Successfull SFCO congress in Montpellier!

Our affiliated French Society of Surgical Oncology (SFCO) meeting in Montpellier, France that was held 16-18.05.2019 was a great opportunity to show our mutual collaborations between ESSO and SFCO.

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.

Global Survey on Nutrition in Cancer Patients by ESSO & EYSAC

The study rational is to investigate and compare practice of different sub-specialties in different countries in order to evaluate and design measure of interventions. On this basis, we will appreciate your contribution and we will be grateful if you can take this 5-minutes survey.

Record number of abstract submissions for ESSO 39 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands 2019. THANK YOU!

Following the closure of the abstract submission deadline on the 7th of May 2019 for the ESSO 39 Congress in October (9-11-19), ESSO has recieved a record number of abstract submissions and would like to thank all people who sent in Abstracts. Click here to find out more details!

Position for head of the Clinic of Breast and Gynaecological Surgery at Institut Jules Bordet

The Institute of Jules Bordet located in Brussels Belgium is looking for candidates for a full-time position for head of the clinic of Breast and Gynecological Surgery for its department of Oncological Surgery for its department of Oncological Surgery (see the call list enclosed). This position is of particular importance for our cancer centre and we wish to find a strong and dynamic candidate willing to develop the clinic, research and education activities in these fields.

European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) volume 45/5 (May 2019) out now!

EJSO volume 45/5 is out now, subscribe here today!

Variability in breast cancer surgery training across Europe: An ESSO-EUSOMA survey

Patients may transfer hospitals for clinical reasons which may delay time to treatment. The purpose of this international study is to provide insight in the extent of hospital transfer in breast cancer care; which type of patients transfer and what is the impact on time to treatment.

International Congress of the Central-Eastern European Breast Cancer Surical Consortium

ESSO is proud to endorse the 1st International Congress and Scientific Workshop of the Central-Eastern European Breast Cancer Surgical Consortium in Hungary, Budapest. The primary objective of the health political and scientific conference is to strengthen cooperation between the participating 28 countries in the field of oncology, to promote state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in Oncological care, to find future-oriented solutions tailored to the particularities of our respective regions, and to initiate specific cooperation projects in the field of oncology aimed at improving health situation in our countries.


EORTC is partnering up with ESSO to offer a one-year research fellowship project in clinical research surgical oncology which aims to investigate the development of new therapeutic strategies in cancer patients. The fellow will be involved in the scientific coordination, supervision, clinical data collection, analysis and interpretation of open clinical trials and as well manuscript writing and establishment of new projects within the domain of cancer clinical research. Click here for more information:


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