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Here is a sample of the news results to be announced at the congress (embargoed to time of presentation at ECCO15-ESMO34):

  • New blood tests promise simple, cost-effective diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Can aspirin prevent cancer in people with an inherited predisposition to colon cancer? International clinical trial has the answer.
  • Surgical removal of primary tumour improves survival in metastatic breast cancer patients.
  • Genetic identification of patients who are hypersensitive to radiotherapy helps improve treatment and avoid side-effects.
  • Potentially practice-changing results of phase III trial combining targeted heat therapy with chemotherapy in locally advanced soft tissue sarcoma.
  • Largest and most comprehensive study to date investigates links between prostate cancer hormone therapy and heart disease.
  • Largest study to date investigates the effect of whole-brain radiotherapy in patients with limited spread of primary cancer to the brain.
  • Meta-analysis clarifying the impact of adding cetuximab to various chemotherapy combinations in advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Expert calls for new cancer research priorities and outlines strategy to cope with growing burden of cases.
  • Significant advances made in treatment of malignant melanoma: two trials show improvements in overall survival and rapid shrinking of tumours.
  • New results from SOLTI randomised trial on use of sorafenib in combination with chemotherapy in advanced breast cancer.
  • Could HPV vaccination and screening eradicate cervical cancer?
  • New figures on the numbers of new cancers in Europe caused by excess body fat.
  • Pancreatic cancer: researchers find drug that reverses resistance to chemotherapy.
  • New research on ultrasound shows it can predict tumo

Contact: Emma Mason
ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation

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