The Hellenic Society of Medical Oncology (HeSMO), decided to publish the accepted abstracts for its annual Congress in a supplementary issue of our scientific journal, Forum of Clinical Oncology (FCO). This was a pivotal decision, highlighting the important role of FCO in promoting the scientific activity of the society. Hopefully, this relationship will be further reinforced and such issues will accompany all future HeSMO congresses as well. In this issue there are accepted abstracts for the 5th Hellenic Congress of Oncology (5th HCO), “Από τους Χειμάρρους των Πληροφοριών στην Κοίτη της Πράξης”.
However, it should be noted that this was accomplished only due to the significant contribution of scientists from several disciplines related to oncology. All have shared their important work for the conference and also accepted the challenge to publish their abstracts in this supplementary FCO issue, despite the significant time limitations and the additional required workload. We are really thankful and we hope that this publication will further enhance the dissemination of their work.26oEOPE
Since FCO was launched in 2010, as well as during its previous era under the Greek title “Βήμα Κλινικής Ογκολογίας” eminent Greek Medical Oncologists have successfully led this publication attempt of HeSMO. Concomitantly with this supplementary issue, a new issue of FCO will be released. We hope that these two new releases could successfully continue the tradition built so far.
Editors in Chief