Joining Forces to Fight Cancer
JCOG and EORTC have formed a partnership to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and establish professional networks between Japan and Europe to accelerate progress towards increasing cancer patients’ survival and quality of life.
Will take place in Tokyo, on 1-2 December, 2017.
The purpose of this symposium is to deepen the mutual understanding about the current perspectives of both cooperative groups and strengthen this initiative in order to promote further collaborative projects which can impact on the larger number of cancer patients.
EORTC’s Fellowship Program encourages physicians, statisticians and scientists from around the world to spend up to three years at EORTC headquarters in Brussels. EORTC offers opportunities to learn the principles of cancer clinical research through attachment to a specific EORTC group, a medical or a methodological research program in the Belgian capital. It is a unique way to absorb all aspects of creating, activating and guiding cancer clinical research projects to maturity, from the inside.
In May 2015, Dr. Kataoka joined the EORTC as a fellow, acting as liaison officer between Europe and Japan. He is also currently involved in Surgery Quality Assurance, where he collaborates closely with Dr. Carmela Caballero, who is also a clinical research fellow at the EORTC.
Medical Research Fellow in the EORTC Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Group. He will be involved in various aspects of EORTC trials including INNOVATION-TRIAL (INtegratioN of trastuzumab, with or without pertuzumab, into periOperatiVe chemotherApy of HER-2 posiTIve stOmach caNcer), DREAM (Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic REsonance Imaging Assessment of Liver Metastasis to Improve Surgical Planning), and a new EORTC-JCOG collaboration project.
ECI Travel Awards
Six travel grants were awarded to Early Career Investigators (ECI) working in the EORTC Research fields. The ECI will have the opportunity to visit Japanese institutions and interact with Japanese colleagues.
EORTC seeks to improve the quality of surgery in cancer research by developing a platform to facilitate standardization of surgical techniques and central monitoring of surgical outcomes. This platform is called Surcare , a collaborative project with the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the Japanese Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG). SURCARE is coordinated by Prof. Serge Evrard (EORTC Board member and ESSO Clinical Research Committee Chair) and Dr. Carmela Caballero (EORTC Clinical Research Physician for Surcare).