Patient survival and quality of life are at the heart of EORTC’s research. EORTC is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit cancer research organisation. Its mission is to co-ordinate and conduct international translational and clinical research to improve the standard of cancer treatment for patients. EORTC aims ultimately to increase people’s survival and quality of life by testing new therapeutic strategies based on existing drugs, surgery and radiotherapy. EORTC also helps develop new drugs and approaches in partnership with industry and in patients’ best interests.