European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

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  • The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European professional organization, committed to advancing the specialty of medical oncology and promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care.

    Since its founding in 1975 as a non-profit organization, ESMO’s mission has been to advance cancer care and cure. We achieve this through fostering and disseminating good science that leads to better medicine and determines best practice. In this way ESMO fulfils its goal to support oncology professionals in providing people with cancer with the most effective treatments available and the high-quality care they deserve.

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    • To improve the quality of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, supportive and palliative care, as well as the follow-up of patients with malignant disorders
    • To advance the art, science, recognition, and practice of oncology
    • To disseminate knowledge in oncology to cancer patients and the public
    • To educate and train persons involved in clinical cancer care and research
    • To promote education in oncology in order to ensure a high standard of qualification of medical oncologists within the multidisciplinary team
    • To facilitate equal access to optimal cancer care to all cancer patients
    • To maintain liaisons with other oncology specialties, cancer leagues, universities, patient groups and, where appropriate, the pharmaceutical industry


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