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Abstract Submission is Open

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Abstract Submission Deadlines

All abstract submissions for an ESMO Virtual Plenary must be completed by 12:00hrs CEST on the dates listed below:

Abstract submission deadline 

For ESMO Virtual Plenary presentation

12 February 2021

18 March 2021

12 March 2021

15 April 2021

9 April 2021

12 May 2021

14 May 2021

17 June 2021

11 June 2021

15 July 2021

9 July 2021

12 August 2021

10 September 2021

14 October 2021

15 October 2021

19 & 20 November 2021

12 November 2021

16 December 2021

Eligibility for Submission

Abstracts containing original scientific data from randomized phase III trials in oncology, or from phase II trials which demonstrate remarkable therapeutic benefit, scientific insight or progress in an area of unmet need.

Real world data studies will be considered for eligibility based on scientific interest.

Submission Categories

  • Basic science
  • Biliary tract cancer, incl. cholangiocarcinoma
  • Biomarkers (agnostic)
  • Breast cancer, early stage
  • Breast cancer, locally advanced
  • Breast cancer, metastatic
  • CNS tumours
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Developmental therapeutics
  • Endocrine tumours
  • Genitourinary tumours, prostate
  • Genitourinary tumours, non-prostate
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Haematological malignancies
  • Head and neck cancer, excluding thyroid
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • Investigational immunotherapy
  • Melanoma and other skin tumours
  • Miscellaneous
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  • New diagnostic tools
  • NSCLC, early stage
  • NSCLC, locally advanced
  • NSCLC, metastatic
  • Oesophagogastric cancer
  • Palliative care
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Public policy
  • Sarcoma
  • SARS-CoV-2 and cancer
  • SCLC
  • Supportive care
  • Thoracic malignancies, other
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Translational research (agnostic)
  • Tumour biology and pathology

Review and Publication of Accepted Abstracts

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the the ESMO Virtual Plenary Review Panel comprising the ESMO President, ESMO President-elect, ESMO Chief Medical Officer, ESMO Congress Scientific Chairs and the appropriate Scientific Track Chairs.

Accepted abstracts will be granted an oral presentation by the first author, followed by expert perspectives and an interactive panel and audience discussion / Q&A session.

Presented abstracts will be published in Annals of Oncology as well as on the Annals of Oncology and ESMO websites.

Full abstract regulations are available here

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