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Who we are

Sharing Progress in Cancer Care, henceforth referred to as SPCC, is an independent nonprofit organisation, registered in Switzerland, dedicated to providing projects, programmes and initiatives (live and online) to share and integrate knowledge and information on scientific progress, innovation and best practices in the Cancer Care Continuum from prevention to early diagnosis, treatment, and support after treatment.

Complementing this, SPCC publishes the independent medical magazine Cancerworld (CW), contributed to by leading international experts and originally published by the European School of Oncology, and also offers comprehensive resources through OncoCorner (www.oncocorner.net), it's e-learning educational platform.

SPCC is a new form of entity. Neither a research institution, publishing house nor communications agency, we combine the scientific rigour of the former programme of the European School of Oncology (ESO) with a modern communication expertise to bring a full spectrum of stakeholders in the Cancer Care Continuum.

We aim to bring the cancer community players together in a sharing and learning dialogue worldwide, from academic and clinical research institutions, oncologists, hematologists, general practitioners, medical students and their associations to pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech 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 Clinical Advisor  

Aleksandra Filipovic, London

Scientific Advisory Board 2023-2025

Joseph Gligorov, Paris


Meteb Al-Foheidi, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Anne-Marie Baird, Dublin, Ireland
Andreas Charalambous, Limassol, Cyprus
Giuseppe Curigliano, Milan, Italy
Anil D’Cruz, Mumbai, India
Aleksandra Filipovic, London, United Kingdom
Julie Gralow, Alexandria, USA
Dorothy Keefe, Sydney, Australia
Hong Liu, Tianjin, China
Philip Poortmans, Antwerp, Belgium
Isabel T. Rubio, Madrid, Spain
Mitsue Saito, Tokyo, Japan
Dina Tiniakos, Athens, Greece
Eduard Vrdoljak, Split, Croatia
Gustavo Werutsky, Porto Alegre, Brazil


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

Martina Radice - Event Manager

Maddalena Musazzi - Communication and Cancerworld Manager

SPCC Head Office

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