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Media registration for ECCO 15 -- ESMO 34 multidisciplinary cancer congress
Date:9/8/2009

ECCO 15 ESMO 34 will take place at the ICC Berlin Internationales Congress Centrum, Messedamm 22, D-14055 Berlin, Germany (www.icc-berlin.de) from Sunday 20 September to Thursday 24 September 2009.

There will be more than 2,000 presentations and over 15,000 participants from 120 countries, making it the largest European cancer congress to date.

The congress will discuss the latest advances in prevention, treatment and survivorship, proteomics, biomarkers, pharmacogenomics and imaging, as well as the latest evidence on epidemiological trends, complementary therapies and quality of life issues. For the first time, the meeting also features a patient advocacy track and a track on oncopolicy, which is aimed at strengthening European policy on cancer research and care.

There will be media news briefings at the following times:
Sunday 20 September, 16.00 hrs (CEST) in English (embargoed to Monday)
Monday 21 September, 11.00 hrs (CEST) in German
Tuesday 22 September, 11.15 hrs (CEST) in English
Wednesday 23 September, 11.15 hrs (CEST) in English

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

  • 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 radiother
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Contact: Emma Mason
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44-771-129-6986
ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation
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