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Journal of Thoracic Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/01.JTO.0000445593.58486.58
Introduction

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

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The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European professional organization, committed to advancing the specialty of medical oncology and promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care.

Since its founding in 1975 as a non-profit organization, ESMO’s mission has been to advance cancer care and cure. We achieve this through fostering and disseminating good science that leads to better medicine and determines best practice. In this way ESMO fulfils its goal to support oncology professionals in providing people with cancer with the most effective treatments available and the high-quality care they deserve.

The ESMO community is a powerful alliance of more than 7,200 committed oncology professionals from over 120 countries. As a trusted organization with nearly 40 years of experience and over 500 expert committee members, ESMO serves its members and the oncology community through:

  • Excellence in post-graduate oncology education and training
  • Leadership in transforming evidence-based research into standards of cancer care in Europe
  • Dedicated efforts to foster a more favourable environment for scientific research
  • Innovative international platforms to share expertise, best practices and disseminate the most up-to-date scientific research to as wide an audience as possible.

ESMO has expanded its membership offering through OncologyPRO, an exclusive scientific and educational portal: http://oncologypro.esmo.org. ESMO’s scientific journal, Annals of Oncology, ranks among the top clinical oncology journals worldwide. ESMO congresses are the meeting place in Europe for medical oncologists to update their knowledge, network and exchange ideas. ESMO unites key oncology stakeholders and forges strategic partnerships to address critical issues related to the profession and practice of medical oncology. Recognized as an authoritative voice in the fight against cancer, ESMO is pleased to offer consultative expertise to oncology organizations and European authorities on important issues related to cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

Join the ESMO community today! Please visit www.esmo.org to learn more.

Copyright © 2014 by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

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