News 12 May 2016 MEMBER NEWS: Leading Surgical Oncology Societies Call for Global Curriculum to Address Variations, Inadequacies in Training Worldwide effort needed to address the rising cancer burden by streamlining the training of surgical oncologists. 11 May 2016 NEWS: Register now for ECCO2017 European Cancer Congress Registration for ECCO2017 Europeqn Cancer Congress: From Evidence to Practice in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care is now open. ECCO2017 is a unique, clinically oriented, multidisciplinary annual Congress with a strong education... 4 May 2016 EJC NEWS: May 2016: Making sense of moving targets Cancer genomics is providing a plethora of targets for anti-tumour therapies but resistance mutations are a major on-going problem adding levels of complexity that can be hard to unravel. 22 April 2016 NEWS: ECCO2017 European Cancer Congress: Download the Advance Programme The European Cancer Congress is the multidisciplinary evidence based meeting for all cancer types, addressing all oncology disciplines and related healthcare professions. ECCO2017 will change the paradigm of oncology. 8 April 2016 EJC NEWS FOCUS: Alternating electric fields - new evidence of efficacy Scepticism was the initial response when the use of alternating electric fields (tumour treating fields) was first put forward as therapy for glioblastoma. But, at the recent Oncology at the Limits meeting in London, Roger St... 18 March 2016 NEWS: ECCO Oncopolicy Committee Chair – Philip Poortmans ECCO is pleased to announce that the new Chair of its Oncopolicy Committee is Philip Poortmans. Throughout his distinguished career, Philip Poortmans has had a strong focus on promoting multidisciplinarity in cancer treatm... 16 March 2016 NEWS: Recognising the Value of Cancer Nursing in Europe The ECCO Board created a workstream to tackle the issues that need to be addressed to ensure an optimal oncology workforce for Europe’s cancer patients. 8 March 2016 NEWS: ECCO President Peter Naredi on ECCO in 2016 Pick up the new issue of Cancer World magazine for an illuminating piece from Professor Peter Naredi, ECCO President. 7 March 2016 EVENTS: EBCC-10 will feature exciting late-breaking research EBCC-10 will feature some exciting late-breaking research. What can you expect to hear about, and what selection criteria are used to ensure that the highest standards are maintained? Mary Rice spoke to conference chair Profe... 26 February 2016 EBCC10: Princess Margriet will open the 10th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-10) Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will open the 10th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-10) on Wednesday 9 March in Amsterdam. During the Opening Ceremony, Princess Margriet will give a short speech... 25 February 2016 NEWS: New ECCO CEO – Birgit Beger Brussels, 25 February 2016 – ECCO announces today that Birgit Beger steps in as its CEO on 1 March 2016. 10 February 2016 EVENTS: EBCC10 - Controversial issues in radiotherapy treatment and in surgery For almost as long as breast cancer has been diagnosed, and as far back as the ancient Egyptians, people have attempted to cure it through surgery. More recently, a clinician’s toolkit has expanded to include both systemic an... 3 February 2016 NEWS: Cancer community unites on World Cancer Day ECCO - The European CanCer Organisation, CANCER RESEARCH UK, European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE) and the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) have come together to mark World Cancer Day in the European Pa... 2 February 2016 EJC NEWS FOCUS: Unravelling the mysteries of MDS All cancers have some epigenetic component, but myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are the only diseases in which hypomethylating agents have had significant clinical activity. Colon cancer, for example has as much methylation a... 1 February 2016 EVENTS: EBCC10 – DCIS – to treat or not to treat? When presented with a patient, an oncologist’s options can be straightforward: remove the unwelcome ball of cells through surgery, and follow this up with therapy to finish the job. However, frequently this is not the case in... 19 January 2016 EVENTS: EBCC-10 – Breast cancer and lifestyle factors Before molecular analyses of different tumours revealed the signalling processes that cause a good cell to go bad, we had clues about what general themes might be guiding such changes. Doctors noticed an association between s... 11 January 2016 EVENTS: EBCC-10 Late-breaking abstract submission deadline Late-breaking abstract submission opens on 15 January 2016 and the deadline is 22 January 2016 7 January 2016 EJC NEWS: Missed opportunities to prevent ovarian cancer The role of BRCA genes in breast and ovarian cancer was established 20 years ago and yet the numbers of BRCA-positive patients with ovarian cancer has remained stable. It means that, in the UK at least, opportunities for pr... 4 January 2016 Call for feedback for the scope of the European guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis The European Commission, in response to the Council of the European Union's conclusions on reducing the burden of cancer, initiated a ground-breaking project to develop a European quality assurance scheme for breast cancer se... 4 November 2015 Obituary: Hans Keulen, Chordoma Foundation It is with great sadness that ECCO learned of the passing, on October 29, of Hans Keulen, Chordoma Foundation's European Liaison.