ABC Global Alliance
The ABC Global Alliance established in 2016 as an initiative of the European School of Oncology and now registered as a non-profit association in Portugal, is a multi-stakeholder platform for all those interested in collaborating on common projects relating to advanced breast cancer (ABC) around the world.
Launched during the World Cancer Congress in Paris in 2016 the Alliance is the continuation of the work developed through the ABC International Consensus Conference, responsible for the ABC international consensus guidelines for the management of advanced breast cancer and its advocacy efforts.
The goal is to improve and extend the lives of women and men living with ABC in all countries worldwide, to fight for a cure, to raise awareness of ABC and lobby worldwide for the improvement of the lives of ABC patients.
Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is a powerful community of more than 25,000 multidisciplinary practitioners and 2,100 cancer programs and practices. Founded in 1974, ACCC brings together healthcare professionals across all disciplines in oncology to promote quality cancer care. It is estimated that 65 percent of the United States’ cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC. Members rely on ACCC for education and advocacy support in adapting and responding to complex changes and challenges in the delivery of quality cancer care. ACCC provides resources on operations and management for programs and practices, reimbursement issues, policy and regulatory changes at the state and national levels, trends in cancer care, integrating new technologies and therapies, and more.
Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO)
Established in 1985, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) is a national organization with a mission to advance oncology nursing excellence through practice, education, research, and leadership for the benefit of all Canadians, and a vision of being an international nursing leader in cancer control. We are a member-run association that takes direction from its membership in formulating activities and initiatives.
CANO/ACIO includes an Oncology and Aging Special Interest Group (OASIG). The purpose of the OASIG is to bring together nurses with a common interest in the care of older adults with cancer, engaging in activities to promote innovation in practice, research, education, and policy development.
The European Oncology Nursing Society is a pan-European1 organisation dedicated to the support and development of cancer nurses. Through our individual members and national societies, we engage in projects to help nurses develop their skills, network with each other and raise the profile of cancer nursing across Europe.
Our mission is to work in partnership to develop and promote excellence in cancer nursing practice. EONS aims to realize the potential of cancer nursing across Europe ensuring that European cancer patients will benefit from the care of well educated, perceptive and proficient cancer nurses. EONS also aims to increase the Recognition of Cancer Nursing across Europe (RECaN)2 by using a variety of different methods including research, education, clinical leadership, nursing strategy, advocacy, and policy development.
EONS also publishes in its associated journal: the European Journal of Oncology Nursing (EJON). This is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scientific articles and serves as a vehicle for the analysis and dissemination of recent developments in the cancer nursing field. The Society also provides its’ Members with the EONS Magazine, a quarterly publication, that is a source of information on clinical topics, project news, updates on educational programmes, as well as highlighting topical issues from recent conferences. In addition members receive a monthly newsletter direct to their mailboxes. For more information about EONS please visit
European Cancer Patient Coalition
The European Cancer Patient Coalition is the largest European cancer patients’ umbrella organization that represents more than 450 organisations in 47 EU and non-EU countries, located at Rue Montoyer 40, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
European CanCer Organisation
The European Cancer Organisation aims to reduce the burden of cancer, improve outcomes and the quality of care for cancer patients, through multidisciplinarity and multiprofessionalism.
As the not-for-profit federation of member organisations working in cancer at a European level, the European Cancer Organisation convenes oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and speak up for the European cancer community.
European School of Oncology 
The European School of Oncology is an independently funded non profit organisation dedicated to quality education and training, because we believe all patients deserve equal access to competent cancer care. Our vision is to ensure that all cancer patients have access to unbiased and evidence-based competent care from adequately trained health professionals.
European Society of Medical Oncology
ESMO aims to establish medical oncology as a recognised specialty in Europe, promoting its science and practice, in order to maintain high standards of overall care for cancer patients.
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
The EUGMS aims to develop geriatric medicine in Europe, to support availability of geriatric services to all European citizens and to promote education, continuing professional development and high quality evidence-based geriatric medicine.
Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER)
The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organization established in 2002. It is supported by the Department of Social Affairs of the City of Geneva and other Swiss and international institutions. The Foundation works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the Foundation are to promote and develop health education and research programs. GFMER has a mandate to address challenges, such as the organization of online training programmes, covering research methodology, reproductive and sexual health, and other medical areas; the organization of training workshops at country level; the dissemination of medical information on Internet; the dissemination of clinical guidelines and the collaboration with the UNFPA/WHO programme to end obstetric fistula.
International Kidney Cancer Coalition
The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) is an independent international network of over 40 patient organisations that focus exclusively, or include a specific focus, on kidney cancer. Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the organisation was born from a very strong desire among various national kidney cancer patient groups to network, cooperate and share materials, knowledge, and experiences around the world.
Kidney cancer is a global issue. Every year, an estimated 431,000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with kidney cancer.i Research and clinical trials in kidney cancer take place across continents and many kidney cancer experts sit on international panels.
By working together and collecting the experiences of many patients in different countries, we represent the perspectives, insights and experiences of kidney cancer patients around the world and empower the kidney cancer community through advocacy, awareness, information and research.
Priority areas of focus include:
– Strengthening the capacity of current and emerging affiliates in their support for patients with kidney cancer
– Advocating for access to the best care
– Increasing awareness of kidney cancer globally
– Being a global authority in the provision of credible and up-to-date kidney cancer information
– Fostering projects promoting the voice of kidney cancer patients in research activities worldwide.
For more information about the International Kidney Cancer Coalition, contact Julia Black at
Japanese Society of Medical Oncology
JSMO is a multidisciplinary society, including physicians in the fields of oncology, and allied health professionals and has over 9200 members. JSMO renovated the organization as a non-profit foundation in 2014 and presented public utilities for the progression of clinical oncology and the promotion of cancer medical care widely until now.
JSMO has contributed to prolongation of the survival time and improvement of the quality of life of cancer patients, and aimed at goal of conquering cancer through the activities.
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
MASCC aims to promote professional expertise of supportive care through research and international scientific exchange of ideas. It operates in collaboration with the International Society for Oral Oncology.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
(English: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart or Catholic University of Milan), known as UCSC or UNICATT or simply Cattolica, is an Italian private research university founded in 1921. Cattolica, with its five affiliated campuses, is the largest private university in Europe and the largest Catholic University in the world. Its main campus is located in Milan, Italy, with satellite campuses in Brescia, Piacenza, Cremona and Rome. It hosts SIOG Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology every year on its campus in Treviso, Italy.
International Union Against Cancer
UICC is the only international non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its vision is of a world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for future generations.