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Video: ESSO President at IGCC 2022

ESSO president Prof. Domenico M. D’Ugo addressing the resent updates in Europe regarding research and treatment in gastric cancer at International Gastric Cancer Congress 2022.

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Rare adult cancer recognised as a public health challenge at EU level

As an active partner of Rare Cancer Europe (RCE), ESSO is pleased to see that efforts in emphasising the need to address the challenges faced by adult rare cancer patients in Europe has paid off: inclusion of “Challenges of rare adult cancers” in BECA report.

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Surgical oncology: a crucial key towards a more effective EU strategy to beat cancer

The BECA report "Strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer" was recently adopted by the European Parliament. We are happy to see that the recognition of surgical oncology and the need for harmonized training in surgical oncology as well as other ESSO’s proposed amendments were included.

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WHO short guide to cancer screening

The regional office for Europe of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently released a short guide to cancer screening: Increase effectiveness, maximize benefits and minimize harm.

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Positive feedback from European leaders to ESSO open letter

ESSO is pleased to announce that we have received a letter from the European Commission on 4th February 2022, in response to our open letter “Time for Change: Harnessing the full potential of surgical oncology for cancer patients in Europe” released last November.

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"Making Hope Reality: Action on Treatment and Care for Metastatic Cancer Patients"

This recently released report by the European Cancer Organisation details the outcome of a special Community 365 Roundtable Meeting on Metastatic Cancer held in October 2021.

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World Cancer Day - A message from ESSO's President

"Same possibility to be treated should be given to everybody". View his full video message.

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EBSQ Examination dates in Breast Surgery and Surgical Oncology 2022 released

Applications are now open on the UEMS website until the end of April 2022. This year, the Surgical Oncology exam will be held for the first time in French and Dutch, in addition to English, German and Spanish.

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Textbook of Pancreatic Cancer: Principles & Practice of Surgical Oncology

Textbook of Pancreatic Cancer: Principles & Practice of Surgical Oncology

The Textbook of Pancreatic Cancer: Principles and Practice of Surgical Oncology published in 2021 and covers curriculum core to the standards of knowledge expected for candidates for the fellowship exams in HPB and Surgical Oncology.

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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 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

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two parties during ESSO 40 Congress (Lisbon, 8th-10th November 2021). ESSO looks forward to fruitful cooperation in the future.

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