European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

ESTRO was established in 1980 as an international, not for profit professional society with scientific aims.  ESTRO has more than 7,000 individual members worldwide and an important number of company members.  ESTRO’s mission is to foster radiation oncology in all its aspects.  The core aims of the Society are to:

  • Develop the standard of radiation oncology, radiation physics, radiation technology and radiobiology in Europe
  • Promote the international exchange of scientific information
  • Provide education and training in the fields assocaited with radiation oncology treatments. 

By setting standards for education, practice and quality assurance in radiation oncology and associated professions, ESTRO’s long term aim is to improve the standards of cancer treatment for patients in Europe and worldwide

Role in Research Activities

Though ESTRO is not a research institution, its role in ANDANTE is for the education and training of appropriate techniques and knowledge and for the dissemination of the project results. For over 20 years and with support from more than 40 EU projects (ERASMUS, SOCRATES, TEMPUS, Europe Against Cancer, Copernicus, COST, Quality of Life, BIOCARE, GENEPI, ALLEGRO, etc.) ESTRO has become an international leader in the provision of teaching and training in the field of radiation oncology. ESTRO will organize topical educational events for highly innovative aspects generated within the consortium that are not accommodated in its existing radiotherapy training programmes. Capitalising on its experience, ESTRO will also give special attention to organizing PhD student exchange programmes and research fellowships. ESTRO will also help junior fellows to apply for other existing EU grants supporting participation to meetings or research projects. 

Responsible Person

Evelyn C. Chimfwembe, ESTRO Research Projects Manager

Group Members

Cécile Hardon-Villard (Communications Manager), Eralda Azizah (Programme Manager) plus help from other ESTRO staff

Contact Details

Ms Evelyn C Chimfwembe 
European Projects & Research Manager
European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)
E. Mounierlaan 83
Brussels 1200

Phone: +32 2 775 93 40
Fax: +32 2 779 54 94