“We need to focus less on the tumor and more on the person behind it“ says European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides in her video message, and Gabriella Pravettoni added that “Italy is at the forefront of psychoncology, and the psychoncologist is now recognized as fundamental in multidisciplinary teams. However, this type of support is only guaranteed to one in five patients: 80% of cancer patients are forced to find solutions on their own or use do-it-yourself facilities.”

The 24th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology 2023, held in Milan from 31st August to 3rd September 2023, focused on the latest research findings from around the world within the field of psycho-oncology through 5 goals: innovation, education, equity, measuring efficacy, and sustainable psychology. The theme for the meeting was: Championing our Patients’ Future Through Collaboration and Innovation in Psycho-Oncology.