News 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. 1 October 2016 EJC News: FGF2: a promising target in colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver has a poor prognosis. Myeloid cells such as neutrophils and macrophages, which would be expected to attack the cancer, in fact seem to promote its growth by attacking local... 1 September 2016 How to predict the outcome of prostate cancer? How to predict the outcome of prostate cancer Decades of research into prostate cancer has failed to answer a key question: how do you distinguish between lethal and non-lethal disease? A global team, headed by Freddie Ha... 15 August 2016 Focus on Imaging at ECCO2017 The patient is at the heart of cancer care. ECCO2017, themed ‘From evidence to practice in multidisciplinary cancer care’ is a clinically oriented meeting with a focus on data that impact daily practice and help you achieve t... 4 August 2016 Focus on breast cancer at ECCO2017 As a multidisciplinary congress centred on the very latest clinically-oriented data, ECCO2017 is the ideal platform to provide you with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment of new findings in breast cancer. In additi... 29 July 2016 EJC NEWS: August: New insights into a cancer cell's microenvironment The microenvironment of cancer cells holds clues to both the natural progression of a cancer and the likely success of some treatments, notably immunotherapy. 13 July 2016 ECCO2017: Call for Nominations: ECCO Clinical Research Award 2017 The ECCO Clinical Research Award is given to an individual, in recognition of an outstanding contribution internationally to the integration of scientific research and clinical practice in the field of cancer. Are you that pe... 5 July 2016 EVENTS: European cancer scientists converge on Manchester to share latest research at #EACR24 Cancer experts from around Europe will converge on Manchester this weekend (July 9-12) to share expertise with the city’s world-leading scientists at a special Congress. 1 July 2016 EJC News: July Focus The so called 'bad luck hypothesis' proposes that most cancers are caused by a random error in stem cell division – and therefore cannot be prevented by healthy lifestyles. The hypothesis has caused a furore in both scientifi... 27 June 2016 EVENTS: Download the new EACR24 Congress App We are proud to announce that the EACR24 event app is now live. Since it's launch in 2011, the ECCO App has been downloaded over 34 000 times. 23 June 2016 ECCO2017: The Best in Clinical Practice – REGISTER NOW ECCO2017 – European Cancer Congress aims to provide a rich and varied programme with a mix of world-leading speakers, academic and clinical experts, and a range of presentations and posters from submitted abstracts. 8 June 2016 EVENTS: ESSO 36 – Focus on Sessions The 36th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO 36) provides a programme encompassing a wide range of topics catered to meet the daily practice needs of surgical oncologists.