Hellenic Cancer Society
The Hellenic Cancer Society was founded with the aim of fighting cancer in our country. Since its establishment, it has been actively involved in all major international anti-cancer associations. The actions of the Company aim at multiple levels: informing the general population and health professionals, promoting early diagnosis, providing psycho-social support of patients and relatives and support in post-treatment care. Its ongoing activities for 60 years include: (i) the anti-smoking campaign with special programs widely implemented in educational institutions, (ii) programs for shaping healthy lifestyles in youth, (iii) the Center for Psycho-social Rehabilitation, which since 2015 has been renamed as Center for Support, Education and Research in Psycho-social Oncology. The center is the first established for this purpose in Greece by contributing (i) to the reform of the operating principles of psycho-social support structures for cancer patients, their caregivers in all phases of the disease and those who survived, (ii) to the training of health professionals in psycho-social oncology (iii) and to the collaborations with the university community by promoting research in this area.