ESMO 2017: Track Chairs' Top Picks

Our global experts, the ESMO 2017 Track Chairs, bring you their most hotly anticipated sessions from the non-abstract-related programme.

Note: session details will continue to evolve in the run up to ESMO 2017. In the event of changes in the information below, you can always search the fully updated ESMO 2017 Programme

Basic science: Anton Berns, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Christof von Kalle, Heidelberg, Germany

Special symposium: Cancer stem cell properties
Chair: A. Trumpp, DE
Date: Friday, 8 September 2017; 16:00-17:30
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Special session: Overcoming drug resistance
Chair: U. McDermott, UK
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017; 09:30-10:30
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Educational session: Treating your patients using epigenetics
Chair: K. Helin, DK
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017; 11:00-12:30
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Breast cancer, early stage: Nadia Harbeck, Munich, Germany

Challenge your expert (CYE) session: Locoregional challenges with neoadjuvant systemic therapy
Chair: E. Senkus-Konefka, PL
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 08:00-09:00
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Special symposium: How to manage luminal breast cancer
Chair: F. Cardoso, PT
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 11:00-12:40
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Breast cancer, metastatic: Fabrice André, Villejuif, France

Educational session: CDK4 inhibitors in metastatic breast cancer
Chair: S. Loibl, DE
Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017; 16:30-18:00
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Special symposium: Precision medicine for metastatic breast cancer
Chair: C. Sotiriou, BE
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 14:45-16:15
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CNS tumours: Michael Weller, Zurich, Switzerland

Special symposium: Cancer stem cell properties
Chair: A. Trumpp, DE
Date: Friday, 8 September 2017; 16:00-17:30
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Educational session: Immunotherapy beyond checkpoint inhibitors
Speakers: A. Marabelle, FR; L. Akkari, NL; M. Maus, US
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 09:15-10:45
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Genitourinary tumours, prostate: Johann de Bono, Sutton, UK

Challenge your expert (CYE) session: Germline aberrations and prostate cancer
Chair: R. Eeles, UK
Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017; 08:00-09:00
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Educational session: Optimising treatment of metastatic prostate cancer
Chair: N. D. James, UK
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 11:00-12:30
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Special symposium: Immunobiology in prostate cancer
Chairs: A. Alimonti, CH; J. De Bono, UK
Date:  Monday, 11 September 2017; 09:15-10:45
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Genitourinary tumours, non-prostate: Bernard Escudier, Villejuif, France

Special symposium: Impact of tumour heterogeneity on precision medicine in kidney and bladder cancers
Chair: L. Albiges, FR
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017; 11:00-12:30
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Gynaecological cancers: Domenica Lorusso, Milan, Italy

Educational session: How to manage ovarian cancer in 2017
Chair: S. Pignata, IT
Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017; 14:45-16:15
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Challenge your expert (CYE) session: Personalised and stratified management of non-epithelial ovarian cancer
Chair: I. Ray-Coquard, FR
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 09:30-10:30
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Special symposium: Immunotherapy and targeted therapies in gynaecological malignancies
Chairs: J. Jonkers, NL; S. Banerjee, UK
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 14:45-16:15
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Multidisciplinary session: Management of high risk early stage endometrial cancer
Chair: M. Mirza, DK
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017; 11:00-12:00
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Head and neck cancer: Jean-Pascal Machiels, Brussels, Belgium

Special symposium: Innovative therapies in head and neck cancer
Chair: J. Machiels, BE
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 09:15-10:45
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Educational session: Immunotherapy in head and neck cancer
Chairs: A. Psyrri, GR; J. Guigay, FR
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 14:45-16:15
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Immunotherapy of cancer: Inge Marie Svane, Herlev, Denmark

Educational session: Immunotherapy: The next steps
Chair: J. Larkin, UK
Date: Friday, 8 September 2017; 14:00-15:30
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Special symposium: Predictive biomarkers for response to immunotherapy
Chair: D. Speiser, CH
Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017; 09:00-10:30
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Melanoma and other skin tumours:  Reinhard Dummer, Zurich, Switzerland

Special symposium: Mechanisms of intrinsic and acquired resistance to current treatment strategies
Chairs: R. Marais, UK; D. Peeper, NL
Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017; 11:00-12:30
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Educational session: State of the art of melanoma therapy
Chair: D. Schadendorf, DE; R. Dummer, CH
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 16:30-18:00
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Non-metastatic NSCLC and other thoracic malignancies: Pilar Garrido, Madrid, Spain

Special symposium: Immunotherapy in thoracic malignancies: What can we expect in 2017?
Chairs: J. F. Vansteenkiste, BE; P. Garrido Lopez, ES
Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017; 09:15-10:45
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Educational session: Lung cancer screening
Chair: K. Nackaerts, BE
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017; 16:30-18:00
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Translational research: Charles Swanton, London, UK (ESMO) and Joan Seoane, Barcelona, Spain (EACR)

Educational session: Genome instability, its relevance to cancer and therapeutic potential
Chair: S. Nik-Zainal, UK
Date: Friday, 8 September 2017; 16:00-17:30
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Challenge your expert (CYE) session: How a tumour's microenvironment may affect therapeutic response
Chair: S. Quezada, UK
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 08:00-09:00
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Multidisciplinary session: Managing colorectal cancer evolution
Chair: A. Bardelli, IT
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 16:30-17:30
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Special symposium: Cancer evolution and metastasis: From single cells to population dynamics
Chair: I. Bozic, US
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017; 14:45-16:15
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ESMO Patient Advocacy Working Group Chair: Bettina Ryll, Uppsala, Sweden

Patient advocacy track: Health services research in cancer
Date: Friday, 8 September 2017; 16:15-17:15
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Patient advocacy track: What is a good outcome?
Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017; 13:00-14:30
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ESMO Young Oncologists Committee Chair: Matthias Preusser, Vienna, Austria

Young oncologist masterclass: Young oncologists and excellence in clinical research – ESMO YOC meets Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop – MCCR
Chairs: L. De Mattos-Arruda, ES; M. Preusser, AT
Date:  Sunday, 10 September 2017; 14:15-17:15
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Young oncologist brunch: Critically ill cancer patients: Patient selection for admission to ICU
Chairs: A. Tyulyandina, RU; J. Corral, ES
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017; 11:00-12:00
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Young oncologist forum: Management skills that help you organise your everyday life in oncology
Chairs: M. Petrova, BG; R. Vidra, RO
Date: Monday, 11 September 2017; 16:00-17:30
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