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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.

Conferences

JCOG Symposium

JCOG-EORTC symposium

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.

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Fellowships

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.

Kozo Kataoka
Kozo KataokaQuality Assurance Fellow

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.

Mitsumi Terada
Mitsumi TeradaMedical Research Fellow

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.

Keita Mori
Keita MoriBiostatistics Fellow

Biostatistics at the EORTC since May 2017. Keita is involved on a “Genitourinary Group” research project at the EORTC.

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.

Travel Awards

Surcare

Surcare project

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).

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Events of interest

SURVIVORSHIP
SURVIVORSHIP01 MAR - 02 MAR BRUSSELS, BE
Survive and Thrive. Help us address the issues
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ENA
ENA13 NOV - 16 NOV DUBLIN, IR
Symposium on developing new drugs and defining new cancer targets.
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IBCD
IBCD29 NOV - 30 NOV BRUSSELS, BE
Regulating biomarker analysis in the era of precision medicine.
With the participation of the Japanese PMDA.
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