European Society of Surgical Oncology's strategy for clinical research: Paving the way for a culture of research in cancer surgery
S Evrard 1 , C van de Velde 2 , I Noordhoek 2 , C Caballero 3 , W Ceelen 4 , K Polom 5 , A Kolacinska 6 , W Allum 7 , D D'Ugo 8 , H Z Malik 9 , I T Rubio 10 , L Wyld 11 , M Leidenius 12 , M Rivoire 13 , O Zoras 14 , W Polkowski 15 , G J Poston 16 , R A Audisio 17 , T Kovacs 18 , S González-Moreno 19 , on the European Society of Surgical Oncology
As part of its mission to promote the best surgical care for cancer patients, the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) has been developing multiple programmes for clinical research along with its educational portfolio.
This position paper describes the different research activities of the Society over the past decade and an action plan for the upcoming five years to lead innovative and high quality surgical oncology research. ESSO proposes to consider pragmatic research methodologies as a complement to randomised clinical trials (RCT), advocates for increased funding and operational support in conducting research and aims to enable young surgeons to be active in research and establish partnerships for translational research activities.