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Headquarters Lugano, Switzerland
Photos from the european society for medical oncology congress
European society for medical oncology esmo guideline app
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is a non-profit professional medical oncology society in Europe.
- Photos from the european society for medical oncology congress
- European society for medical oncology esmo guideline app
- About ESMO
- ESMOs Mission
- Annals of Oncology
- ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines
- ESMO Conferences
ESMO offers post-graduate education and training in clinical cancer care and research, and produces evidence-based recommendations for basic standards of cancer care. While the majority of ESMO's 15,000 members are medical oncologists, actual membership spans over 130 countries and also includes radiation and surgical oncologists, as well as other oncology healthcare professionals actively involved in cancer treatment, research, and patient care.
Founded in 1975 by Georges Mathé and Maurice Schneider, in Nice, France, as the Société de Médicine Interne Cancérologique, ESMO took on its present name in 1980.
Annals of Oncology
Founded in 1990, ESMO’s flagship scientific journal, Annals of Oncology, publishes articles addressing medical oncology, surgery, radiotherapy, pediatric oncology, basic research and the comprehensive management of patients with malignant diseases. Annals of Oncology is the official journal of ESMO and from 2008 of the Japanese Society for Medical Oncology (JSMO)
ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines
The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are intended to provide oncology professionals with a set of recommendations for the best standards of cancer care, based on the findings of evidence-based medicine. Each Clinical Practice Guideline includes information on the incidence of the malignancy, diagnostic criteria, staging of disease and risk assessment, treatment plans and follow-up designed to help oncologists deliver an appropriate quality of care to their patients.
The annual ESMO Congress, held every second year in joint partnership with the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) is attended by 15,000 participants. The congress presents the latest scientific developments in basic, translational and clinical cancer research and contextualizes new findings for practical implementation in every day patient care.
Together with other European oncology societies, ESMO organizes conferences in its four core specialty areas of breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer and lung cancer. ESMO also organizes educational symposia on innovative topics in oncology. In addition ESMO provides faculty speakers and accredits high quality oncology events with the ESMO Label.
ESMO holds Patient Seminars within its annual meeting for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.