Who we are
Sharing Progress in Cancer Care, henceforth referred to as SPCC, is an independent nonprofit organization, 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 funds and distributes the independent medical magazine Cancer World (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.
|Matti S. Aapro, Genolier|
Chief Executive Officer
|Pietro Presti, Turin|
Chief Operating Officer
|Daniela Mengato, Milan|
Basic Science Advisor
|Lorenza Wyder, Munich|
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
Alexandra 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
Eduard Vrdoljak, Split, Croatia
Dina Tiniakos, Athens, Greece
Gustavo Werutsky, Porto Alegre, Brazil
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
SPCC Head Office
Via Vincenzo Vela 6
6500 Bellinzona – Switzerland
Phone: +41 91 8200958
Fax: +41 91 8200953