CECOG consensus meetings define the quality standards in regard to the care of patients with malignant diseases. Oncologists from all over the world establish internationally accepted consensus on minimal standards of diagnosis and medical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, metastatic breast cancer and metastatic colon cancer. The results of CECOG’s consensus conferences have been published in leading journals.

With this approach in education we believe to have made a contribution to an amelioration in medical care of patients not only in our geographic area, which has impressively gained importance, but also in the international oncological community in other parts of the world.

Consensus Meetings

a) Breast Cancer

  • The 1st Consensus Development Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer was organized by CECOG in December 2002.

    The results have been published in Breast Cancer Res. Treatment; 81: S1-S7, 2003S. Beslija, J. Bonneterre, H. J Burstein, M. Gnant, P. Goodwin, V. Heinemann, J. Jassem, W. Köstler,   M. Krainer, S. Menard, D. Miles, L. Petruzelka, K. Possinger, P. Schmid, E. Stadtmauer, M. Stockler,     S. Van Belle, C. Vogel, N. Wilcken, C. Wiltschke, C. C Zielinski, H. Zwierzina

  • The 2nd Consensus on Medical treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer was held in June 2005 and the results have been published in Ann. Oncol. 2006 Jul 10S.

    Beslija, J. Bonneterre, H. Burstein, V. Cocquyt, M. Gnant, P. Goodwin, V. Heinemann, J. Jassem, W. J. Köstler, M. Krainer, S. Menard, T. Petit, L. Petruzelka, K. Possinger, P. Schmid, E. Stadtmauer, M. Stockler, S. Van Belle, C. Vogel, N. Wilcken, C. Wiltschke, C. C. Zielinski* & H. Zwierzina

  • The 3rd Consensus on Medical Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer was developed 2008 published Ann Oncol. 2009 Nov;20(11):1771-85. Epub 2009 Jul 16.

    S. Beslija, J. Bonneterre, HJ. Burstein , V.Cocquyt, M. Gnant, V. Heinemann , J. Jassem ,WJ. Köstler, M. Krainer, S. Menard , T. Petit , L. Petruzelka, K. Possinger, P. Schmid, E. Stadtmauer, M. Stockler, S. Van Belle, C. Vogel, N. Wilcken, C. Wiltschke, CC. Zielinski, H. Zwierzina

b) Lung Cancer

  • The first  Consensus Development Conference on the Medical treatment of Non Small Lung Cancer was organized by CECOG in December 2001.

    The results have been published in Lung Cancer 38: S3-S7, 2002R.L  Akehurst, T Beinert, J Crawford, L Crino, J Debus, F Eckersberger, J Fischer, V Georgoulias, C Gridelli, FR Hirsch, J Jassem, P. Kosmidis, M Krainer, M Krzakowski, Ch Manegold, J Niklinski, R Pirker, JL Pujol, G. Scagliotti, N Thatcher, S Tomek, M Tonato, N. Van Zandwijk, CC Zielinski, S Zöchbauer, M. Zwitter.

  • 2002 CECOG organized the 2nd Consensus on Medical Treatment of Non-Small Cell-Lung Cancer – update 2004.

    Considerable data have accumulated since the first CECOG consensus on the medical treatment of NSCLC (published in 2002)Lung Cancer, Volume 50, Issue 1, October 2005, Pages 129-137
    C.C. Zielinski, T. Beinert, J. Crawford, J.R. Fischer, V. Georgoulias, C. Gridelli, F. Hirsch, J. Jassem, Ch. Herold, P. Kosmidis, M. Krainer, M. Krzakowski, Ch. Manegold, R. Pirker, J.L. Pujol, N. Thatcher, S. Tomek, N. van Zandwijk, S. Zöchbauer-Müller, M. Zwitter, et al.

  • The 3rd CECOG Consensus on the Systemic Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer was held in Vienna on the 28th January 2010.

    The Results are published in Ann Oncol. 2011 Sep 22Brodowicz T, Ciuleanu T, Crawford J, Filipits M, Fischer JR, Georgoulias V, Gridelli C, Hirsch FR, Jassem J, Kosmidis P, Krzakowski M, Manegold C, Pujol JL, Stahel R, Thatcher N, Vansteenkiste J, Minichsdorfer C, Zöchbauer-Müller S, Pirker R, Zielinski CC; for the Central European Cooperative Oncology Group (CECOG).

c) Colon Cancer

  • In 2007, CECOG organized the Consensus on the medical treatment of colon cancer

    G. Kornek, W. Scheithauer, R. Anghel, G. Bodoky, F. Ciardiello, T. Ciuleanu, R. Glynne-Jones, T. Gruenberger, I. Koza , J. Ocvirk, L. Petruzelka, G. Poston, G. Ramadori, W. Schmiegel, S. Segaert, J. Tabernero, H. Zwierzina, C. Zielinski

Prof. Zielinski on Education

CECOG Contact Information

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