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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 magazine Cancer World. A number of mainly pharmaceutical companies have responded very positively to ESO’s proposal over the years, and have become “sustaining partners” of the School by agreeing to provide an annual fee according to various levels of the programme (Platinum, Gold or Silver) and accepting the unrestricted nature of such support.

SPCC coordinated educational and scientific initiatives agreed with the Sustaining Members and developed new tools of communication between the research sectors of the industry and the new generations of oncologists and healthcare professionals.

In order to increase the transparency of its activities and finances, ESO has decided to become progressively independent from any direct industry support and to shape its educational offer around the amount in private donations available each year.

Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) was founded by the “European School of Oncology” (ESO), the “ESO Foundation” (ESOF) and the “Fondazione per la Formazione Oncologica” (FFO) on 28th May 2019 as a legally independent, non-profit association, registered and based in Switzerland.