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Who we are

Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to providing physical and virtual events as well as online services to share and integrate knowledge and information on the latest developments in the cancer care continuum, focusing in particular on scientific progress, innovation and the sharing of best practices.

Complementing this, we fund and distribute the independent medical magazine Cancerworld, contributed to by leading international experts and originally published by the European School of Oncology, and also offer comprehensive support through the OncoCorner online information and education resource centre.

SPCC is a new form of entity. Neither a research institution, publishing house nor communications agency, we combine the scientific rigour of the former with the communications expertise of the latter to bring a full spectrum of stakeholders in the cancer care continuum together in a sharing and learning dialogue worldwide, from academic and clinical research institutions, oncologists, haematologists, general practitioners, medical students and their associations to pharmaceutical companies, government departments, policymakers, regulatory bodies and patient advocacy and support associations.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall govern SPCC in compliance with its objectives and is responsible for the management of the association. The Board shall be comprised of between 3 and 5 members, of which one appointed by ESOF, one by FFO, one by ESO and two by the General Members’ Assembly.

Matti S. Aapro (President)
, Genolier
Fedele Gubitosi, Milan
Pietro Presti, Turin 
Lorenza Wyder
, Munich

The Executive Board is headed by the President and established for the executive management and operational activity planning throughout the year.

SPCC activities are coordinated by the head office, based in Bellinzona, Switzerland.

 Aapro Matti


Matti S. Aapro, Genolier

 Pietro Presti

Chief Executive Officer

Pietro Presti, Turin

Daniela Mengato

Chief Operating Officer

Daniela Mengato, Milan

Lorenza Wyder Peters

Basic Science Advisor

 Lorenza Wyder, Munich

Scientific Advisory Board 2020-2022

Joseph Gligorov, Paris


Anne-Marie Baird, Dublin
Andreas Charalambous, Limassol
Giuseppe Curigliano, Milan
Alexandra Filipovic, London
Sibylle Loibl, Neu-Isenburg
Philip PoortmansAntwerp
Isabel T. Rubio, Madrid
Dina Tiniakos, Athens
Eduard Vrdoljak, Split

Head Office

SPCC Head Office is located in Bellinzona, Switzerland.
The SPCC Chief Operating Officer, together with the SPCC staff, is responsible for managing the organisation and implementation of the day-to-day activities of the Association as agreed by the Executive Board.

Daniela Mengato – Chief Operating Officer

Annalisa Musco – Project Manager

SPCC Head Office

Via Vincenzo Vela 6
6500 Bellinzona – Switzerland
Phone: +41 91 8200958
Fax: +41 91 8200953