News 24 February 2017 NEWS: ECCO mourns Dr. Sabine Oberhauser, Health Minister of Austria The ECCO community mourns the tragic loss of Dr. Sabine Oberhauser. She honoured the ECC2015 European Cancer Congress in Vienna with a powerful speech at its opening ceremony. Dr. Oberhauser spoke passionately of her belief... 15 February 2017 NEWS: ECCO Supports International Childhood Cancer Day Every year on 15 February, the International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated to raise awareness and provide support for children and adolescents with cancer. 13 February 2017 NEWS: The European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control (CANCON) The European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control (CanCon) published online on 10th February 2017 gives recommendations on how to boost cancer control in Europe. The Guide is the result of a three-year... 7 February 2017 NEWS: ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care The European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) has taken significant steps forward with its project on essential requirements for quality cancer care (ERQCC) 3 February 2017 NEWS: World Cancer Day A European Act of Unity Cancer is a global issue, and on World Cancer Day, we must unite our forces more than ever to advance research in the fight against cancer, to implement better prevention and care policies, and to see patients live longer and... 3 February 2017 NEWS: ECCO Celebrates World Cancer Day: “We Can. I Can” World Cancer Day is a global event celebrated annually on February 4th. An estimated 8.2 million individuals die from cancer each year, of which 4 million are between the ages of 30-69. This global movement seeks to diminish ... 28 January 2017 ECCO2017: Late-breaking abstracts President of ECCO and Congress Chair, Professor Peter Naredi explains what will be revealed among the late-breaking abstracts 17 January 2017 ECCO2017: Abstracts are now available online 11 January 2017 ECCO2017: Reviewing new data, will it change daily practice? The 2017 European Cancer Congress will for the first time feature critical review sessions. President of ECCO and congress chair, Professor Peter Naredi, explains how they will run and what they offer to attendees. 9 January 2017 ECCO NEWS: Philip Poortmans, ECCO President-elect, interview on CancerWorld As ECCO’s new President-elect, Philip Poortmans is the first person to have a full democratic mandate from across all ECCO’s 24 member societies which, between them, represent the full range of healthcare professionals involv... 13 December 2016 ECCO2017: Scientific chair reveals what will be discussed at this unmissable congress Professor Michael Baumann, scientific chair of ECCO2017, explains how the new-format congress provides the big picture that all cancer professionals need, and gives a preview of the year’s most exciting topics. 8 December 2016 ECCO NEWS: ECCO multidisciplinary community grows During the ECCO General Assembly in November, the organisation proudly welcomed new member Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). 5 December 2016 ECCO NEWS: ECCO President-Elect: Professor Philip Poortmans On behalf of the ECCO General Assembly and Staff, we are delighted to welcome Professor Philip Poortmans as the ECCO President-Elect. 5 December 2016 EJC NEWS FOCUS: December 2016: Why does obesity promote cancer? Scientists have come up with various mechanisms to explain why obesity promotes cancer. A group in Portugal believes that inflammation may be key. 16 November 2016 MEMBER NEWS: Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) The Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) has released the second 2016 edition of its informative newsletter. 14 November 2016 ECCO supports World Diabetes Day 14 November is World Diabetes Day. With the theme “Eyes on Diabetes”, this year's activities and materials focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce th... 9 November 2016 NEWS: ECCO Founder Umberto Veronesi Passes Away A global giant in the care of cancer patients and a leading surgeon, Umberto Veronesi has left us. Umberto Veronesi devoted the greater part of his professional life to exploring the paths of research with the aim of improvin... 4 November 2016 EJC NEWS: Mutational signatures reveal the causes of cancers The mutational signature of an individual cancer genome tells the story of its own development, its cause and even how it could have been prevented, according to Mike Stratton, Director of the Sanger Institute (Cambridge, UK)... 2 November 2016 ECCO2017: A Leading Educational Platform in Oncology Join us at ECCO2017 and learn all about the latest developments in oncology from a unique multidisciplinary perspective! Our congress is the place for advanced education and inspiring networking with your peers from Europe an... 17 October 2016 NEWS: Imaging community to celebrate International Day of Radiology on Nov 8 Radiologists and radiographers all over the world will once again celebrate the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) on November 8, which this year takes breast imaging as its main theme.