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European School of Oncology (ESO)

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 3/03/2008

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ESO was founded by Umberto Veronesi and Laudomia Del Drago in 1982, with the aim of contributing to the reduction of deaths from cancer due to late diagnosis and/or inadequate treatment. ESO’s mission is reflected in its motto "Learning to Care", which stresses the concept of studying and learning and also of caring for the patient in a global sense. By improving the skills of all health professionals dealing with cancer patients, ESO shortens the length of time needed to transfer knowledge from advanced research centres to daily practice, combining advanced technology with humanism in care. Leading oncologists from around the world have played a key role in the foundation of the School, including Michael Peckham from London, Franco Cavalli from Bellinzona, Louis Denis from Antwerp and Bob Pinedo from Amsterdam. Now, after over 20 years of existence, ESO is the oldest and most structured organisation exclusively dedicated to increasing the knowledge of health professionals in all fields of cancer medicine under the auspices of an international scientific committee and advisory board. The School's partners, staff, other ESO offices and supporters all over the world, including more than 50 people in ESO offices, over 1000 lecturers and experts and more than 20,000 alumni, have been crucial to the success of ESO in its first 20 years. In their effort to provide the most comprehensive educational programme, ESO has created e-ESO, an expansion of its traditional in-person programme by presenting a growing offering of online educational projects. Recorded lectures, delivered by a top specialist in the field, are followed by a multiple-choice test.

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