Lugano, Switzerland, 28 August 2020 — The full scientific programme of the ESMO Congress 2020 (19-21 September) is now available online. (1)

Programme highlights:

— Three presidential symposia with practice changing data from phase 3 trials in NSCLC, upper GI, breast cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer

— Promising results in triple negative breast cancer (LBA11, LBA16, LBA17, 159O)

— First results of a new class myeloid specific antibody in solid cancer (524O) and of a phase 2 study with sequential combination of immuno and targeted therapy in melanoma (LBA45)

— Health-related quality of life data of a phase 3 immunotherapy study in metastatic colorectal cancer (396O)

— A new track on COVID-19 and cancer, with data about the pandemic impact on patients, oncologists and healthcare systems

— Keynote lecturers of the calibre of Anthony Fauci and Antoni Ribas on two of the hottest topics of the moment: Public health and scientific challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the use of T cells to induce cancer regression

Press conference timeline:

Press Conference 1: Thursday, 10 September, 12:30-13:30 CEST

Press Conference 2: Thursday, 17 September, 12:30-13:30 CEST

Please note that the content of both press conferences will be under embargo: no live streaming, broadcasting or other transmission of the press conferences will be possible.

Accredited journalists will have access to the ESMO official press conferences (as per timeline above), all congress sessions, the e-poster area, the virtual exhibition area, industry satellite symposia, and the congress webcasts.

Media representatives are required to observe and abide by the ESMO Media Policy (2), which applies to all ESMO events, and the new embargo schedule (3) for the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020.

The ESMO Press Office will consider only media accreditation requests received through the ESMO Media Registration Form by Friday, 4 September (end of business day). (4)

Further information

ESMO Press Office

media@esmo.org

Notes to Editors

Please make sure to use the official name of the meeting in your reports: ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
Official Hashtag: #ESMO20

References

1 Congress programme https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/esmo2020/attendee/confcal/session/calendar

2 ESMO Media policy https://www.esmo.org/newsroom/esmo-media-policy-virtual-meetings

3 Embargo schedule https://www.esmo.org/meetings/esmo-virtual-congress-2020/press-media

4 Media registration form https://esmo.formstack.com/forms/media_registration_form_esmo2020

About the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

ESMO is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology. With more than 25,000 members representing oncology professionals from over 160 countries worldwide, ESMO is the society of reference for oncology education and information. ESMO is committed to offer the best care to people with cancer, through fostering integrated cancer care, supporting oncologists in their professional development, and advocating for sustainable cancer care worldwide. http://www.esmo.org

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