Welcome to the "new SPCC". In July 2004, the European School of Oncology (ESO) established the Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) programme in order to facilitate its interactions with industry partners. Donations from SPCC partners were pooled and used to support a number of ESO initiatives including the Masterclasses in Clinical Oncology, Cancer World magazine (now an SPCC project ) and free or low-fee CME recognized educational events. SPCC is now an independent non-profit entity established in Switzerland, working in partnership with many organisations, in a very similar way. We are here to facilitate the dialogue between the patient and professional cancer-related community and the research and development departments of industry with an interest for cancer, not only in Europe but worldwide. Our work will be helped by an independent scientific committee, whose guidance will lead to the development of many educational projects, highlighting pathways for cancer care improvement and access to innovation.
Cancer World publishes a new article and a news piece online each week on www.cancerworld.net.
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