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ESMO Mission

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ESMO is committed to offer the best care to people with cancer, through fostering integrated cancer care, supporting oncologists in their professional development, and advocating for sustainable cancer care worldwide.

ESMO is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology. With more than 25,000 members representing oncology professionals from over 160 countries worldwide, ESMO is the society of reference for oncology education and information. 

Founded in 1975, ESMO has European roots with a global reach. Home for all oncology stakeholders, ESMO connects professionals with diverse expertise and experience. Its education and information resources support an integrated multi-professional approach to cancer care, from a medical oncology perspective.

ESMO seeks to erase boundaries in cancer care, whether between countries or specialities, and pursue its mission across oncology, worldwide.

ESMO Mission  

  • Improve the quality of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, supportive and palliative care, as well as the follow-up of patients with malignant diseases
  • Advance the art, science, recognition, and practice of oncology
  • Disseminate knowledge to cancer patients and the public
  • Educate and train people involved in clinical cancer care and research
  • Ensure a high standard of qualification of medical oncologists within the multidisciplinary team
  • Promote equal access to optimal cancer care for all cancer patients​

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