The European Cancer Congress 2015

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ECC 2013: Setting standards for the future

ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation, places multidisciplinarity at the heart of its mission because it represents current best practice and acts as a solid basis for future progress in cancer research, treatment, advocacy and care.

Our European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam provided superlative surroundings for all participants to leverage knowledge, promote education and build awareness about oncology – reinforcing multidisciplinarity to work towards ensuring that every patient does indeed receive the best.

The recognised multidisciplinary setting of the ECC 2013 featured a strong balance of representation from all cancer stakeholders, and a marked increase in attendance from the different disciplines. This shows our community’s determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for cancer patients through multidisciplinarity:
  • 18% increase in Basic & Translational Scientists 
  • 7% increase in Radiation oncologists 
  • 23% in Surgical Oncologists
  • 18% in Patient advocates

ECCO has demonstrated the power of multidisciplinarity towards cancer prevention, treatment and care at our Congress over the years, and Amsterdam proved no exception. 
  • More than 18 000 delegates from 120 countries
  • 3 306 abstracts (38% increase from Stockholm 2011)
  • 800 invited speakers 
  • 1 000 presentations
  • 300 sessions in 17 parallel rooms
  • 168 oral presentations
  • 2 200 poster presentations 
  • 126 late-breaking abstracts


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