From: 27/01/2017 to: 27/01/2017 Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection (ECCO2017 Society Day), Amsterdam, The Netherlands                                        From: 27/01/2017 to: 28/01/2017 Workshop of the European Laryngeal Society: Early Cancer of the Larynx, Leipzig, Germany                                        From: 02/02/2016 to: 03/02/2016 ESMO Preceptorship on Immuno-Oncology 2016, Madrid, Spain                                        From: 1/03/2017 to: 3/03/2017 Innovation in Radio-Oncology Course, Tel Aviv, Israel                                        From: 03/03/2017 to: 06/03/2017 Masterclass in Endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Njimegen, The Netherlands                                        From: 24/03/2017 to: 24/03/2017 4th ESO Prostate Cancer Observatory: innovation and care in the next 12 months, London, United Kingdom                                        From: 25/03/2017 to: 30/03/2017 16th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 25/03/2017 to: 30/03/2017 10th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 12/04/2017 to: 13/04/2017 9th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2017, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 26/04/2017 to: 30/04/2017 3rd ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, San Jose, Costa Rica                                        From: 7/05/2017 to: 7/05/2017 4th ESO Lung Cancer Observatory, Geneva, Switzerland                                        From: 18/05/2017 to: 19/05/2017 Eurasia Course on Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Moscow, Russian Federation                                        From: 22/05/2017 to: 26/05/2017 3rd ESOP-ESO Advanced Masterclass in Oncology Pharmacy, Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 10/06/2017 to: 13/06/2017 Leukaemia and Lymphoma, Ascona, Switzerland                                        From: 21/06/2017 to: 23/06/2017 Masterclass in Oncology Basics for Beginners, Cambridge, United Kingdom                                        From: 30/06/2017 to: 05/07/2017 4th ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Belgrade, Serbia                                        From: 13/07/2017 to: 18/07/2017 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 28/08/2017 to: 08/09/2017 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Antwerp, Belgium                                        From: 06/10/2017 to: 07/10/2017 Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Refresher Course on Breast Cancer, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 20/10/2017 4th Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Tbilisi, Georgia                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 18/10/2017 ESO Breast Cancer Observatory, Tehran, Iran                                        From: 02/11/2017 to: 04/11/2017 ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC4), Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 02/12/2017 to: 04/12/2017 ESO-ESMO-RCE Clinical Update on Rare Adult Solid Cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 15/12/2017 to: 18/12/2017 1st Mediterranean Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Limassol, Cyprus

History

   
   

ESO was founded by Umberto Veronesi and Laudomia Del Drago in 1982, with the aim of contributing to the reduction of deaths from cancer due to late diagnosis and/or inadequate treatment.

Leading oncologists from around the world played a key role in founding of the School. They include Sir Michael Peckham, then a UK-based international leader in radiotherapy, best known for pioneering the technique of mantle field radiation; Franco Cavalli, a Swiss haematologist who led efforts to develop medical oncology as a recognised discipline in Europe, and was a founder member of the European Society for Medical Oncology; Louis Denis a urologist from Antwerp, who had been instrumental in setting up the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer; and Bob Pinedo, who at the time was co-editing Cancer Chemotherapy with Bruce Chabner, deputy director of the US National Cancer Institute, and was practising translational research at his Utrecht base in the Netherlands long before there was a word for it.

Now, after more than 30 years, ESO is the oldest and most structured organisation exclusively dedicated to increasing the knowledge of health professionals in all fields of cancer medicine, under the auspices of an international scientific committee and advisory board.

The School's partners, staff - more than 50 people based at offices in Milan, Bellinzona, Cairo and Moscow - and supporters all over the world, including more than 1000 lecturers and experts and more than 20,000 alumni, continue to be crucial to the success of ESO.

A more detailed history of ESO’s first 30 years can be found in Learning to Care: ESO at 30, which can be downloaded as a pdf here (7.5MB).

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History