Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is the largest independent funder of cancer research in the world. Every year CRUK invest around £350 million in world-leading research and innovative ideas that they believe will have the greatest impact for the public and cancer patients. CRUK's research portfolio covers all types of cancer, across all age groups, emphasising areas which have significant life-saving potential. They support the work of more than 4,000 clinicians, scientists and nurses in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK - delivering progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
CRUK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured by supporting excellent research as well as influencing policy, providing information and empowering the public to ensure that the outputs of research are adopted. This work is almost entirely funded through the generosity of the public. CRUK partner with a range of organisations, ensuring that cancer is tackled on a global stage.
ESMO is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, with the overarching goal of improving outcomes for cancer patients everywhere. We are the society of reference for oncology education and information, and are committed to supporting our members to develop and advance in a fast-evolving professional environment.
Founded in 1975, ESMO has European roots with a global reach: we welcome oncology professionals from around the world. We are a home for all oncology stakeholders, connecting professionals with diverse expertise and experience, and speaking with one voice for our discipline. Our education and information resources support an integrated multi-professional approach to cancer care, from a medical oncology perspective. We seek to erase boundaries in cancer care, whether between countries or specialities, and pursue our mission across oncology, worldwide.
The ESMO community brings together more than 11,000 oncology professionals from over 130 countries. Drawing on 40 years of experience and around 500 expert committee members, ESMO serves its members and the oncology community through:
- Post-graduate oncology education and training
- Career development and leadership training for the next generations of oncologists
- International congresses and workshops to share expertise and best practice, learn about the most up-to-date scientific advances, and connect with colleagues in related disciplines.
- Continuously reviewed, evidence-based standards for cancer care in Europe
- Advocacy and consultation to foster a favourable environment for scientific research
Cancer care is rapidly becoming more integrated and more specialised; whether their field is research, diagnosis, treatment, care, or advocacy, oncology professionals need to both build their specialist knowledge and connect with the best practitioners in other disciplines worldwide. ESMO membership makes this possible.
Please visit esmo.org to learn more. Across Oncology. Worldwide.
UNICANCER unites all of the Cancer Centres in France: these private non-profit health institutions are exclusively devoted to healthcare, research and education and training in oncology.
The leading edge in cancerology in France, and key players internationally, Cancer Centres participate in public hospital service and provide care for the patient in accordance with conventional tariffs, without any overrunning of fees.
Research represents one of the fundamental missions of the Cancer Centres. It enables patients to benefit from diagnostic and therapeutic innovations by calling on all of the disciplines involved in caring for cancer. In each Centre, multidisciplinary teams associate the care with the research units in order to develop integrated research on cancer, based on the clinical, fundamental and translational research continuum.
R&D UNICANCER, within the Group, is an academic promoter and a cancerology clinical research operator. It works directly with the research units of the Cancer Centres and the other health institutions (university hospital centres, hospital centres, clinics, etc.) in France and abroad.