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American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASCO - dedicated to achieving its charitable mission outlines by the organization's founders in 1964. ASCO strongly supports all types of cancer research, but in particular, patient-oriented clinical research.

Armenian Hematology Association
The “Armenian Hematology Association” was founded on 31.07.2012. It is a nonprofit organisation whose activity is aimed at the development of Hematology, Transfusion, Coagulology, Diagnosis, Laboratory Surveys, Transplantation and Blood Service in Armenia through scientific researches and clinical trials, publications and conferences.
Association of Breast Surgery
The Association of Breast Surgery is a UK based membership association with over 1,300 members.  It represents those treating patients with benign and malignant breast disease.  It holds two events annually; the ABS Conference & AGM and also its MDT meeting.
Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is a powerful community of more than 25,000 multidisciplinary practitioners and 2,100 cancer programs and practices. Founded in 1974, ACCC brings together healthcare professionals across all disciplines in oncology to promote quality cancer care. It is estimated that 65 percent of the United States' cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC. Members rely on ACCC for education and advocacy support in adapting and responding to complex changes and challenges in the delivery of quality cancer care. ACCC provides resources on operations and management for programs and practices, reimbursement issues, policy and regulatory changes at the state and national levels, trends in cancer care, integrating new technologies and therapies, and more.

European Cancer Patient Coalition
The European Cancer Patient Coalition is the largest European cancer patients' umbrella organization that represents more than 450 organisations in 47 EU and non-EU countries, located at Rue Montoyer 40, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

European CanCer Organisation

The European Cancer Organisation aims 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, the European Cancer Organisation convenes oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and speak up for the European cancer community.

European Society of Medical Oncology
ESMO aims to establish medical oncology as a recognised specialty in Europe, promoting its science and practice, in order to maintain high standards of overall care for cancer patients.
European Society of Surgical Oncology
The European Society of Surgical Oncology’s mission is to support its members in advancing the science and practice of surgical oncology for the benefit of cancer patients through a range of activities including education, research and leadership in multidisciplinary care.

European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
The EUGMS aims to develop geriatric medicine in Europe, to support availability of geriatric services to all European citizens and to promote education, continuing professional development and high quality evidence-based geriatric medicine.

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER)
The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organization established in 2002. It is supported by the Department of Social Affairs of the City of Geneva and other Swiss and international institutions. The Foundation works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the Foundation are to promote and develop health education and research programs. GFMER has a mandate to address challenges, such as the organization of online training programmes, covering research methodology, reproductive and sexual health, and other medical areas; the organization of training workshops at country level; the dissemination of medical information on Internet; the dissemination of clinical guidelines and the collaboration with the UNFPA/WHO programme to end obstetric fistula.

FRancilian Oncogeriatric Group
FROG is a regional group of training and research in geriatric oncology based in the Paris region (France). 
Geriatric Oncology Netherlands
GeriOnNe is a foundation addressing specific problems of elderly cancer patients. Over 40% of all cancer patients are older than 70. In order to improve the care of this constantly growing population, GeriOnNe has set up working groups - "Research", "Education", and "Care" - which include medical and paramedical professionals.
Gruppo Italiano di Oncologia Geriatrica (GIOGer)
GIOGer is a non-profit association with the goal of optimizing clinical collaboration between geriatricians and oncologists and of promoting research, creating a scientific structure with the purpose of exploring further the oncological topics concerning the older patient.
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
The mission of IAGG is to provide the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide, and to interact with other international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the promotion of gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations.

International Kidney Cancer Coalition
The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) is an independent international network of over 40 patient organisations that focus exclusively, or include a specific focus, on kidney cancer. Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the organisation was born from a very strong desire among various national kidney cancer patient groups to network, cooperate and share materials, knowledge, and experiences around the world.
Kidney cancer is a global issue. Every year, an estimated 431,000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with kidney cancer.i Research and clinical trials in kidney cancer take place across continents and many kidney cancer experts sit on international panels.  
By working together and collecting the experiences of many patients in different countries, we represent the perspectives, insights and experiences of kidney cancer patients around the world and empower the kidney cancer community through advocacy, awareness, information and research.
Priority areas of focus include:
- Strengthening the capacity of current and emerging affiliates in their support for patients with kidney cancer
- Advocating for access to the best care
- Increasing awareness of kidney cancer globally
- Being a global authority in the provision of credible and up-to-date kidney cancer information
- Fostering projects promoting the voice of kidney cancer patients in research activities worldwide.
For more information about the International Kidney Cancer Coalition, contact Julia Black at

International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP)
The mission of ISOPP is to promote and enhance oncology pharmacy practice worldwide in order to improve cancer patient care. ISOPP members share a common interest: providing optimal drug therapy to cancer patients. They are pharmacists practicing in a variety of settings, who provide clinical pharmacy and/or cytotoxic preparation services for cancer patients.

Japanese Society of Medical Oncology
JSMO is a multidisciplinary society, including physicians in the fields of oncology, and allied health professionals and has over 9200 members. JSMO renovated the organization as a non-profit foundation in 2014 and presented public utilities for the progression of clinical oncology and the promotion of cancer medical care widely until now.
JSMO has contributed to prolongation of the survival time and improvement of the quality of life of cancer patients, and aimed at goal of conquering cancer through the activities.

MDS Foundation
A multidisciplinary, international organization devoted to the prevention, treatment and study of the myelodysplastic syndromes.

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
MASCC aims to promote professional expertise of supportive care through research and international scientific exchange of ideas. It operates in collaboration with the International Society for Oral Oncology.

Oncology Nursing Society
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 37,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. It's also the largest professional oncology association in the world.

Philippine Cancer Society (PCS)
The Philippine Cancer Society, Inc. (PCSI) is a private, non-stock, non-profit corporation registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 22 December 1956. It was founded by a group of aymen and medical doctors with the aim of "helping the Filipino cope with cancer by preventing it and diniinishing death caused by it, especially among the disadvantaged, through information, education, advocacy and focused services."
For more information about PCS, please visit
The Philippine College of Geriatric Medicine (PCGM)
Mission: CHAMPIONS for excellent Health and Quality of Life of Older Persons.
Vision: "A world class organization of Geriatricians, influencing policy and setting the standard in the education, training and practice of Geriatric Medicine, partnering with and caring for the older person in their unique environment."
For more information about PCGM, please visit
Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
Born officially in 1947, but with roots that traces back to the revolutionary days, the Philippine Red Cross has truly become the premier humanitarian organization in the country, committed to provide quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations.
In ail its 67 years of reputable existence, the Philippine Red Cross has lived through many changes that were intended to help more people. Where it used to be involved only in providing blood and in disaster-related activities, the Philippine Red Cross now focuses on a holistic approach to uplift the condition of the most vulnerable. Where it used to offer short­term palliatives, it now offers a wider array of humanitarian services ranging from preventive medicine to therapeutic counseling, to youth leadership.
At present, the Philippine Red Cross provides six major services: Blood Services, Disaster Management Services, Safety Services, Health Services, Social Services, Red Cross Youth and Volunteer Services. All of them embody the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. These values guide and inspire all Red Cross staff and volunteers, to whom being a Red Crosser is more than just a philosophy but a way of ife.
Save Lives. Join the Red Cross.
For more information about PRC, please visit

Senioren-Krebshilfe (Senior Cancer Aid)
Gemeinsam gegen Krebs im Alter - United in the fight against cancer in seniors
Senior Cancer Aid is an Austrian non-profit organization devoted to the special needs of elderly cancer patients. Its main goals are to improve clinical care, develop treatment algorithms and promote basic research in senior cancer patients.

Society for Applied Research in Aging
SARA is a professional community of clinicians that is committed to improving and extending the quality of human life by providing leading edge, ethical, evidence-based and cost-effective interventions in aging for their patients.

Symposium Mammographicum

A registered UK charity whose principal aims are to stimulate and support research and disseminate knowledge about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
Société francophone d'onco-gériatrie (SoFOG)
SoFOG aims to develop geriatric oncology in France and French speaking countries. Since 2005 SoFOG organizes an annual conference which is now recognized as the highlight of exchange and shared experiences between french speaking geriatricians and oncologists. See our website:
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
(English: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart or Catholic University of Milan), known as UCSC or UNICATT or simply Cattolica, is an Italian private research university founded in 1921. Cattolica, with its five affiliated campuses, is the largest private university in Europe and the largest Catholic University in the world. Its main campus is located in Milan, Italy, with satellite campuses in Brescia, Piacenza, Cremona and Rome. It hosts SIOG Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology every year on its campus in Treviso, Italy.
International Union Against Cancer
UICC is the only international non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its vision is of a world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for future generations.