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European Society of Surgical Oncology's strategy for clinical research: Paving the way for a culture of research in cancer surgery

Sep 1, 2019 | Magazine: European Journal of Surgical Oncology

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.

CITATION  Eur J Surg Oncol. 2019 Sep;45(9):1515-1519.  doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2019.05.004. Epub 2019 May 5.