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These terms apply to the website of the Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) and its users. SPCC may decide at any time to amend these terms and post the modified document on the website.

SPCC will not be liable for any modification, suspension or termination of the service, or loss of related information.

Users assume all risk for any damage to their computer system or loss of data that results from obtaining any content from the website, including any damages resulting from computer viruses.

The content is provided on a “as is”, “as available” and “with all faults” basis.


The content of the website is intended as an informational and educational tool relating to the SPCC activities. The content is designed for oncology professionals, other physicians interested in oncology, and healthcare professionals.

With the aim of disseminating information, the website will propose links to other websites and include content provided by third-parties. However, SPCC has no responsibility to whether this content, or the content of the linked websites, is accurate or complete.

Even though the website includes scientific / medical information, it is not designed to provide medical advice and no responsibility can be taken to whether the medical information is complete, exhaustive or accurate. Patients and the general public visiting the website should always seek professional medical advice.

Please see also “Presentations”.


The website provides materials presented in relation to or during its activities. These materials remain property of the authors or SPCC respectively. The presentations have been copyrighted by SPCC under permissions and releases granted by the authors. Under the terms of the release they have provided, each author continues to retain the rights to reproduce the specific images and text which he/she provided. Users are granted permission to access the content and to use it for non-commercial purposes; for any other use, they must seek permission from SPCC (Via Vincenzo Vela 6 – 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland).

Slide images from any single author may not be reproduced without the written consent of that author. Slide images of multiple authors may not be reproduced without the written consent of the authors and SPCC.

In turn, authors are required to ascertain and respect the copyright property of the information they provide in their presentations and to include the source of such information.

SPCC is not responsible for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of a products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material published in these presentations.

Because of the rapid advances in medical sciences, we recommend an independent verification of all stated facts.

Every effort has been made to faithfully reproduce the material as submitted. However, no responsibility is accepted for omissions.

SPCC does not endorse any opinions expressed in the presentations.

Clinical Cases Disclaimer

The intent of the clinical cases discussions is exclusively educational and neither SPCC nor the involved Experts and Discussants can take responsibility for individual treatment/management decisions nor that considerations were complete, exhaustive or accurate. The drugs and the medical interventions mentioned in the discussions are not the only therapeutic options, but simply reflect the personal choices of the presenter. SPCC’s intent is not to provide paradigms but to debate real issues in order to improve the level of its educational offer. The clinical case presentations are not meant to provide medical advice and patients and the general public visiting the website should always seek professional medical advice.

Subtitles and transcriptions

Subtitles and transcriptions are available for selected materials for purpose of helping users understand the contents of the educational sessions.

Uncertain words have been indicated with ?? before and after the part.

Parts that could not be understood at all have been indicated as [Audio Not Clear].

Every effort has been made to faithfully reproduce the audio of the sessions as recorded. However, no responsibility is accepted for mistakes or omissions. SPCC does not endorse any opinions expressed in the presentations.

Registration to activities, abstract submission

By compiling an on-line registration or abstract submission, users agree to:

  •  Disclose and provide accurate, current and complete contact details and personal/professional information,
  •  Maintain and update their data,
  •  Authorise SPCC to verify their data

All precautions will be taken as to avoid unauthorised access to the data; however, users will accept such risk.

Information for the handling of personal data

Under the European Regulation 679/2016 which refers to personal data protection and to the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), please be informed herewith that:

Personal data which you have supplied to us will be used in accordance with the content of the regulation UE 679/2016 and to the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) in order to complete the service(s) requested by you.

Should consent to use your data not be provided, we will not be able to proceed with the requested service(s).

Your data will be managed in relation to this specific request and are related to the normal activity of a relationship with customers / users of services or potential ones; no mass marketing activity is envisaged, except for specific purposes relating to SPCC’s activities (specific consent to be provided).

Data retention (which in any case may not exceed 10 years from the last update) is linked to the existence of a supply of goods / services, to legal obligations or to specific treatment needs of which you are a part of. It is your right to request the deletion of your data when the same right is not in opposition to any legal obligations.

Please be aware that your data will be stored in SPCC’s database.

The provided data will be communicated to collaborators appointed by SPCC in order to complete the services requested, to banks or credit institutions for the processing and management of payments, to public institutions and public security bodies for legal obligations linked to the tasks assigned to SPCC and to any third parties only as a result of their role in the fulfilment of the services you are requesting to SPCC.

SPCC do not foresee your data being transferred outside the European Union or to countries that have not agreed to the GDPR regulation except in cases listed in article 49 of the European Regulation 679/2016.

You have the right to obtain the cancellation, limitation, updating, portability, opposition to the processing of your personal data as indicated in articles 15,16,17,18,19,20, 21 and 22 of the European Regulation 679/2016 and articles from 25 to 29 from the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP).

The data controller is:

– Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC), Via Vincenzo Vela 6, Bellinzona, Switzerland. Any privacy-related issues can be addressed to: privacy@spcc.net


SPCC proposes a list of links to the websites of selected, internationally recognised, medical and scientific organisations and with partners in its activities.

However, SPCC has no responsibility to whether the contents of the linked websites are accurate and complete, and it does not endorse their contents.

Organisations which do not comply with the above description will not be linked to the SPCC website.


The pharmaceutical industry or other entities may provide unrestricted grants to support the SPCC website or specific projects available on the website.

Such support is clearly identified, including the identities of commercial and non-commercial organisations, whenever applicable.


Commercial advertising banners will be allowed on the SPCC website.

Contact details

Any questions regarding the website and its services may be addressed to:

Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC)
Via Vincenzo Vela, 6
6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
Phone: +41 91 820 09 68
Fax: +41 91 8200953
Email: info@spcc.net