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The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) ABSTRACTS INTRODUCTION he European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is EDUCATION Tthe leading European professional organization, committed ESMO recognizes the importance of education as an to advancing the specialty of medical oncology and promoting a essential tool to maintain excellence in patient care. Our multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care. experienced committee experts and multidisciplinary faculty Since its founding in 1975 as a non-profit organization, ensure excellence in ESMO educational programs, which ESMO’s mission has been to advance cancer care and cure. contextualize research results and cover the full spectrum of We achieve this through fostering and disseminating good cancer treatment and care. science that leads to better medicine and determines best practice. In this way ESMO fulfils its goal to support oncology ESMO Congress: The annual ESMO Congress, held professionals in providing people with cancer with the most every second year in joint partnership with the European effective treatments available and the high-quality care they CanCer Organisation (ECCO), is recognized as the Eu- deserve. ropean meeting place for medical oncologists to present and learn about the latest in basic, translational and MEMBERSHIP clinical research findings as well as to network and The myESMO community is a powerful alliance of com- exchange ideas with their colleagues. mitted oncology professionals. ESMO tailors its programs to ESMO Conferences: Together with other leading Euro- meet its members’ professional development needs. We provide pean oncology organizations, ESMO organizes confer- innovative international platforms for our members to continue ences in its four core specialty areas of breast cancer, to build up their expertise and to remain up-to-date with the gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer and lung competence and skills required to be recognized as top-quality cancer, as well as in other tumor types and cancer topics. oncology practitioners. Through our ESMO awards, we recog- Continuing Medical Education: In addition to physical nize our members’ achievements in the field of oncology. and virtual meetings, ESMO publishes handbooks, sci- Our sense of community reaches beyond medical oncology entific meeting reports, medical oncology training and across all oncology specialties. While the majority of our 6,000 guidelines, offers the ESMO Exam and provides inter- members are medical oncologists, ESMO membership span over active practice and self-assessment tools, as well as 100 countries and also includes radiation and surgical oncologists, other educational materials online at www.esmo.org. as well as other oncology healthcare professionals actively involved Patient Seminars: Education at ESMO extends beyond in cancer treatment, research, and patient care. oncology professionals. Through ESMO’s pioneering Patient Seminars, education also reaches out to cancer RESEARCH patients in order to facilitate an open dialogue and A core part of our mission is to both nurture and partnership with them as part of our mission to embrace disseminate cancer research. ESMO is actively involved in the needs of those suffering from cancer. creating a more favorable environment for innovative and high-quality basic, translational and clinical cancer research. PUBLIC POLICY AND PARTNERSHIP Annals of Oncology: ESMO’s multidisciplinary scientific European Union: Recognized as an authoritative voice journal, Annals of Oncology, ranks among the top clinical in the fight against cancer, ESMO prepares position papers as oncology journals worldwide and publishes articles ad- well as offers consultative expertise to oncology organiza- dressing medical oncology, surgery, radiotherapy, pediatric tions and European authorities on important issues related to oncology, basic research and the comprehensive manage- cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. ment of patients with malignant diseases. Oncology partners: ESMO addresses the universal needs ESMO Clinical Recommendations: Annually updated in oncology by being a reliable partner to all stakeholders in the requirements for a basic standard of cancer care, offering multidisciplinary oncology environment. We know that we can- vital, evidence-based information for physicians, including not fight this battle alone. Therefore through our activities we incidence of the malignancy, diagnostic criteria, staging of unite key oncology stakeholders who share our goals and ob- disease and risk assessment, treatment plans and follow-up. Y jectives. Enhancing our relationships with European and na- ESMO Fellowship Program: Offers young oncologists tional oncology societies, as well as cooperative research groups, the opportunity to gain research experience in outstand- consolidates and strengthens our European network and rein- ing European Institutes, obtain financial support, and forces our united efforts. take advantage of networking opportunities. The pro- To join ESMO today or to find our more about our gram is designed to provide a clear perspective on future research potential and patient management. Society, please visit: www.esmo.org. 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ABSTRACTS INTRODUCTION he European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is EDUCATION Tthe leading European professional organization, committed ESMO recognizes the importance of education as an to advancing the specialty of medical oncology and promoting a essential tool to maintain excellence in patient care. Our multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care. experienced committee experts and multidisciplinary faculty Since its founding in 1975 as a non-profit organization, ensure excellence in ESMO educational programs, which ESMO’s mission has been to advance cancer care and cure. contextualize research results and cover the full spectrum of We achieve this through fostering and disseminating good cancer treatment and care. science that leads to better medicine and determines best practice. In this way ESMO fulfils its goal to support oncology ESMO Congress: The annual ESMO Congress, held professionals in providing people with cancer with the most every second year in joint partnership with the European effective treatments available and the high-quality care they CanCer Organisation (ECCO), is recognized as the Eu- deserve. ropean meeting place for medical oncologists to present and learn about the latest in basic, translational and MEMBERSHIP clinical research findings as well as to network and The myESMO community is a powerful alliance of com- exchange ideas with their colleagues. mitted oncology professionals. ESMO tailors its programs to ESMO Conferences: Together with other leading Euro- meet its members’ professional development needs. We provide pean oncology organizations, ESMO organizes confer- innovative international platforms for our members to continue ences in its four core specialty areas of breast cancer, to build up their expertise and to remain up-to-date with the gastrointestinal cancer, genitourinary cancer and lung competence and skills required to be recognized as top-quality cancer, as well as in other tumor types and cancer topics. oncology practitioners. Through our ESMO awards, we recog- Continuing Medical Education: In addition to physical nize our members’ achievements in the field of oncology. and virtual meetings, ESMO publishes handbooks, sci- Our sense of community reaches beyond medical oncology entific meeting reports, medical oncology training and across all oncology specialties. While the majority of our 6,000 guidelines, offers the ESMO Exam and provides inter- members are medical oncologists, ESMO membership span over active practice and self-assessment tools, as well as 100 countries and also includes radiation and surgical oncologists, other educational materials online at www.esmo.org. as well as other oncology healthcare professionals actively involved Patient Seminars: Education at ESMO extends beyond in cancer treatment, research, and patient care. oncology professionals. Through ESMO’s pioneering Patient Seminars, education also reaches out to cancer RESEARCH patients in order to facilitate an open dialogue and A core part of our mission is to both nurture and partnership with them as part of our mission to embrace disseminate cancer research. ESMO is actively involved in the needs of those suffering from cancer. creating a more favorable environment for innovative and high-quality basic, translational and clinical cancer research. PUBLIC POLICY AND PARTNERSHIP Annals of Oncology: ESMO’s multidisciplinary scientific European Union: Recognized as an authoritative voice journal, Annals of Oncology, ranks among the top clinical in the fight against cancer, ESMO prepares position papers as oncology journals worldwide and publishes articles ad- well as offers consultative expertise to oncology organiza- dressing medical oncology, surgery, radiotherapy, pediatric tions and European authorities on important issues related to oncology, basic research and the comprehensive manage- cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. ment of patients with malignant diseases. Oncology partners: ESMO addresses the universal needs ESMO Clinical Recommendations: Annually updated in oncology by being a reliable partner to all stakeholders in the requirements for a basic standard of cancer care, offering multidisciplinary oncology environment. We know that we can- vital, evidence-based information for physicians, including not fight this battle alone. Therefore through our activities we incidence of the malignancy, diagnostic criteria, staging of unite key oncology stakeholders who share our goals and ob- disease and risk assessment, treatment plans and follow-up. Y jectives. Enhancing our relationships with European and na- ESMO Fellowship Program: Offers young oncologists tional oncology societies, as well as cooperative research groups, the opportunity to gain research experience in outstand- consolidates and strengthens our European network and rein- ing European Institutes, obtain financial support, and forces our united efforts. take advantage of networking opportunities. The pro- To join ESMO today or to find our more about our gram is designed to provide a clear perspective on future research potential and patient management. Society, please visit: www.esmo.org. 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