European Cancer Organisation

Board of Directors

ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation is governed by its Board of Directors elected from its Member Societies to serve a two-year term. The Board is highly committed to fulfilling the Organisation’s Mission and imparting the necessary expertise and guidance to position ECCO as the multi-specialty European forum.

By connecting all stakeholders who share a vision toward advancing cancer care, the Board embraces and actively promotes the ECCO philosophy that every cancer patient deserves the best.









ECCO President, Matti Aapro (left) and CEO Mike Morrissey.


ECCO Board of Directors 2020-2021

  • Matti Aapro – President
  • Philip Poortmans – Past-President
  • Sema Erdem and Stefan Gijssels – ECCO PAC Co-Chairs
  • Alberto Costa (ESO)
  • Arnulf Stenzl (EAU)
  • Bertrand Tombal (EORTC)
  • Csaba Dégi (IPOS)
  • Dominique de Valeriola (OECI)
  • Isabel Teresa Rubio (EUSOMA)
  • Lore Decoster (SIOG)
  • Mirjam Crul (ESOP)
  • Pamela Kearns (SIOP Europe)
  • Regina Beets-Tan (ESR)
  • Theresa Wiseman (EONS)
  • Wim Oyen (EANM)
  • Arturo Chiti – ex-officio member, ECCO Past-Treasurer
  • Mike Morrissey – ex-officio member, ECCO Chief Executive


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