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Noteworthy studies at the ESMO 2012 Congress

Lugano, Switzerland, 14 September 2012 -- Ahead of the top 48 abstracts (LBA and PR suffix) that will be released during the ESMO 2012 Congress, over 1,600 abstracts will be published online on Monday, 17 September 2012 at 9:00 (CEST) to anticipate the flavor of an ESMO Congress that once again "will be presenting emerging strategies set to combat cancer, signposting future directions in patient treatment and care, boldly addressing the many new challenges that lie ahead." (Josep Tabernero, ESMO 2012 Scientific Chair)

--> The abstracts highlighted below deal with identified groups of cancer patients, namely women and adolescents, and highlight peculiarities of diagnosis, treatment and care which could offer important insight for a better prognosis for these patients.

Breast cancer and weight

Abstract 248O

Analysis of correlation between weight at diagnosis, weight gain after breast cancer treatment and recurrence in women with early stage breast cancer (EBC)

P. Fedele, Ospedale Perrino, Oncologia Brindisi, Brindisi/ITALY

Breast cancer, early stage, Proffered Papers

Moderators: P. Ellis, Dr, E. De Azambuja, Dr, I. Smith, Prof

Sunday, September 30, 2012; 14:00 - 15:45

Abstract 327PD

Body mass index and prognosis of women with metastatic breast cancer

A. Gennari, Eo Galliera, SC Oncologia, Genoa/ITALY

Breast cancer, locally advanced and metastatic, Poster Discussion

Moderators: T. Bachelot, Dr., G. Curigliano, Dr

Monday, October 1, 2012; 12:45 - 13:45

Abstract 380

Impact of body mass index (bmi) on disease free survival and likelihood of pathologic complete response in patients with locally advanced breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

A. Armengol-Alonso, Oncologia Medica, Hosp

Contact: Vanessa Pavinato
European Society for Medical Oncology

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