European Cancer Organisation

EBCC-11 Organising partners


European Breast Cancer Council

The European Breast Cancer Conferences are the responsibility of the not-for-profit association European Breast Cancer Council (EBC Council). The European Breast Cancer Council (EBC Council) is an association of European organisations involved in breast cancer.  The three founding members of the organisation are EORTC Breast group, EUSOMA and EUROPA DONNA. The mission of the Association is to raise awareness and improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of breast cancer patients.


Founding members

EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition is an independent, nonprofit organisation whose members are affiliated groups from throughout Europe. The coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to mobilise the support of European women in pressing for improved breast cancer education, appropriate screening, optimal treatment and care and increased funding for research. EUROPA DONNA represents the interests of European women regarding breast cancer to local and national authorities as well as to institutions of the European Union.  For additional information on EUROPA DONNA please visit:


The EORTC Breast Cancer Group is a multidisciplinary group of clinical researchers and scientists involved in the development, coordination and implementation of clinical and translational research, endeavouring to improve treatment of breast cancer patients in Europe and beyond. The EORTC BCG has led and/or supported studies that have changed clinical practice in the management of breast cancer, including breast conservation, treatment of DCIS, management of the lymph nodes, neo adjuvant chemotherapy etc..  For additional information on the EORTC Breast Cancer Group please visit:


The European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA) is a non-profit organisation that promotes the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Its members are specialists from across the spectrum of professions involved in breast care. EUSOMA is committed to promoting interaction between all the health professionals involved in breast cancer care with the aim of ensuring that all patients with breast problems have equitable access to high quality care delivered by specialist breast teams. EUSOMA is directly involved in setting evidence based standards that form the basis for certification and accreditation of breast centres and the clinical care that they provide.

EUSOMA achieves this by organising and participating in workshops and other scientific meetings that consider current evidence that forms the basis for setting standards for early detection, diagnosis, treatment and after care. In these meetings European experts are invited in the different disciplines dedicated to Breast Cancer. These guidelines and recommendations are disseminated throughout Europe. The EUSOMA guidelines ‘The requirements of a specialist breast centre’ are recognised as the current reference document on the definition of breast centres and form the basis for Breast Centre Certification. For additional information on EUSOMA please visit:




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