The EORTC was founded in 1962 and is the largest European clinical research organisation in the field of cancer, with a worldwide reputation. It is an independant, voluntary organisation.
Oncology stands now at the start of a new wave of progress. The mapping of the human genome has opened the way to achieve the goal of targeted treatments selected to offer the individual patient the best prospects for survival and quality of life. EORTC is at the forefront of this new era of research.
The EORTC is headquartered in Brussels but is not part of the EU. Its network comprises of over 2000 scientists, clinicians and other experts in 300 hospitals spanning over 29 countries, with a database of more than 180,000 patients.
The aims of the EORTC are to develop, conduct, coordinate and stimulate transnational and clinical research in Europe to improve the management of cancer and related problems.
Friends of EORTC in the UK supports the work of this remarkable organisation.