News 12 October 2015 EJC NEWS: Latest EUROCARE analysis shows huge variations in cancer survival across Europe The latest analysis of EUROCARE data, Europe's largest population-based study on cancer survival, found a steady increase in five-year relative survival over time. 21 September 2015 NEWS: The new President’s Page issue is available Welcome to the ECCO President’s Page news bulletin compiled by the ECCO President. President’s Page aims to help keep our community fully informed about our Organisation’s news, initiatives and developments. 21 September 2015 EVENTS: Save the date for ECCO2017 In the shifting paradigm of effective cancer management, multidisciplinarity remains the key. Building on ECCO’s established track record in multidisciplinary care, ECCO2017 will reflect the organisation’s ongoing commitment ... 11 September 2015 EVENTS: Will You Go the Extra Mile? For the first time ever, ECC2015 will undertake a public education engagement exercise in its host city of Vienna that establishes the awareness of the largest European Cancer Congress gathering this year, profiling its membe... 7 September 2015 EVENTS: What’s hot in lung and breast cancer at ECC2015 This year’s European Cancer Congress (ECC2015) will play host to some of the best research from around the world and will cover all aspects of cancer from basic science to clinical care. The most common tumour types will be r... 4 September 2015 EVENTS: Timebombs in oncology: Cancer Survivorship Breakthroughs in research and state-of-the-art clinical practice have made it possible for cancer to be treated with increasingly improved outcomes. Studies show that survival time has been rising to reach the 10-year mark f... 28 August 2015 NEWS: ECCO Clinical Research Award 2015 Winner Announced The ECCO Clinical Research Award 2015 is presented in recognition of the contribution to the integration of scientific research and clinical practice in the field of cancer. 27 August 2015 NEWS: ECCO Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 Announced The ECCO Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 is given in recognition of personal commitment to furthering the progress against cancer. 26 August 2015 NEWS: ECCO/EJC Young Investigator’s Award recipient Announced ECCO - the European CanCer Organisation and EJC - European Journal of Cancer are pleased to announce the ECCO/EJC Young Investigator’s Award, to be presented at 18th ECCO - 40th ESMO European Cancer Congress. 24 August 2015 EVENTS: #ECC2015 Timebombs in oncology Cancer in Senior Patients The timebomb of cancer in the elderly is real. It is estimated that within 15 years, 12 million people will die of the disease on an annual basis, a majority in the over 65 age-bracket. This group of patients has special need... 19 August 2015 EVENTS: Calling all aspiring leaders at ECC2015 Calling all aspiring leaders at ECC2015 19 August 2015 EVENTS: Meet your Peers at the ECC2015 Networking Event Want to catch-up with your colleagues from all over the world in a casual, friendly environment? 17 August 2015 #ECC2015 Cancer in the old and young: both groups will be highlighted at Congress Two-thirds of cancers occur in elderly patients; only a tiny percentage in children. Elderly patients may receive sub-optimal treatment; cure rates in children are 70-80%. These two groups of cancer patients represent opposit... 14 August 2015 EVENTS: EBCC10 Call for Abstracts now open The call for Abstracts for the 10th Europeanc Breast Cancer Conference is now open. 10 August 2015 NEWS: Apply for 3rd EurocanPlatform Summer School in Translational Cancer Research: Portugal, 12 – 16 October 2015 Registration is now open for the 3rd EurocanPlatform Summer School in Translational Cancer Research 10 August 2015 NEWS: Key themes from the Oncopolicy Forum track The daily reality of cancer patients and professionals is very much shaped by health policy, and the EU plays a key role in Member States’ cancer care, prevention and control. 30 July 2015 EVENTS: Educational opportunities for patient advocates @ECC2015 The patient advocacy track at ECC2015 aims primarily to help patient advocates deepen their understanding of a wide range of topical issues in the area of cancer care. 23 July 2015 EVENTS: Immunotherapy: Can the hype deliver? Medicine is an area that suffers from scare stories and over-hyping in the media, with few fields as susceptible as oncology. Front page headlines talking about “cures” or “causes” abound, and there is a “next big thing” almo... 17 July 2015 EVENTS: Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research is on the move Following on from seventeen successful editions, the ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, is delighted to announce that the 2016 Workshop will be held at the Woudschoten Hotel & Conferentiecen... 30 June 2015 EJCNEWS: Clinical trials of MTH1 inhibitors 'ready to go' in many cancer types Specific inhibition of the MTH1 enzyme could be a means of treating all types of cancer, according to Thomas Helleday (Karolinska Institut, Stockholm).