European Cancer Organisation

European Academy of Cancer Sciences

The Academy was previously hosted under the auspices of ECCO. You can find further information on the European Academy of Cancer Sciences website.

The European Academy of Cancer Sciences is a key initiative that aims to structure the cancer community in an effort to fulfil its role in achieving and further developing the European Research Area (ERA).

The Academy strives for excellence, independence, leadership, diversity and flexibility. It provides independent, authoritative and evidence-based advice to underpin policy for the prevention, the management and the palliation of cancer in Europe. The Academy is a virtual reference point for all stakeholders in the field of oncology research and care, at national, European, and global level. Eminent representatives from within the European cancer community covering all areas of the cancer continuum, including personalities such as Professor Umberto Veronesi, Sir David Lane and Nobel Prize laureates Professor Harald zur Hausen and Sir Paul Nurse were among the founding members of the Academy, which currently counts over 180 experts .

The Academy is presided over by a ‘Governing Body’ consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary-General and several other Fellows committed to steering activities to meet the organisation’s vision . Taskforces of Fellows (and other external experts where appropriate) are set up to address issues as they arise and work for specific periods to deliver analyses and recommendations.


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