Governance

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The European Cancer Organisation is a not-for-profit federation of Member Societies working in cancer at a European level. We are dedicated to convening oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and speak up for the European cancer community.

The General Assembly with representatives of all our member societies is the highest governing body of our organisation and meets formally twice every year.

    Our Executive Committee work closely with our Chief Executive to manage the implementation of the Strategy 2020-2023 and the Board's decisions.  They normally meet virtually twice per month.

    • Matti Aapro President
    • Philip Poortmans Past President
    • Wim Oyen Treasurer
    • Stefan Gijssels Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Committee
    • Dominique de Valeriola
    • Regina Beets-Tan
    • Mike Morrissey Chief Executive (ex-officio)

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To reduce the burden of cancer, improve outcomes and the quality of care for cancer patients, through multidisciplinarity and multiprofessionalism.

As the not-for-profit federation of member organisations working in cancer at a European level, we convene oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and be the united voice of the European cancer community.

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