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History of SPCC

Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) was launched in the late nineties by the European School of Oncology (ESO) as a collaborative programme between the School and Industry to support its flagship educational events and the independent medical magazine Cancerworld.

Over the years, an increasing number of mainly pharmaceutical companies responded positively to ESO’s proposal, becoming “sustaining partners” of the School at various levels (Platinum, Gold or Silver) while accepting the unrestricted nature of this support.

This empowered SPCC to develop a distinctive role, organising a diverse series of impactful educational and scientific initiatives agreed with the Sustaining Members while creating new communication tools to connect the research sectors of the industry with new generations of oncologists and healthcare professionals.

More recently it became clear for SPCC that it had to pursue its mission more globally, beyond Europe, and with multidisciplinary stakeholders across the Cancer Care Continuum.

The European School of Oncology (ESO) was at the same time moving to become independent from any industry support and shape its educational offer around the varied private donations it receives each year.

Consequently, ESO, the ESO Foundation (ESOF) and the Fondazione per la Formazione Oncologica (FFO) jointly founded Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) as a legally independent, non-profit association, registered and based in Switzerland on 28th May 2019.

SPCC now works with a global scope and full spectrum of stakeholders across the Cancer Care Continuum, supported by a variety of sustaining members on an unrestricted basis to pursue its Purpose, Vision and Mission, publishing the independent medical magazine Cancerworld, organizing different physical and virtual events, and providing a range of online services, including the OncoCorner, the online educational resource.