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Media Alert: ESMO 2017 Poster and Oral Abstracts Published Online Tonight

30 Aug 2017

LUGANO-MADRID – Abstracts accepted as oral presentations and posters at the ESMO 2017 Congress will be published online at 00:05 CEST on 31 August 2017. The full text of the abstracts will be found in the online programme. *

From basic science to disease treatment, from supportive and palliative care to affordability of drugs, presentations cover a wide range of topics including immunotherapy of cancer, health economics and developmental therapeutics.

Integrating science into oncology for a better patient outcome is the motto for ESMO 2017, held in partnership with the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR). The meeting will bring together cancer researchers and clinicians, to enable collaboration and exchange of ideas, from the laboratory to the bedside and back.

This year, the total of submitted abstracts was 3260, of which 1736 were selected for presentation at ESMO 2017.

Accepted abstracts were assigned to the following categories of sessions:

  • Oral: 82
  • Poster display and discussion: 1599 abstracts

There were 55 accepted Late Breaking Abstract (LBA) submissions, out of which seven will be presented in Presidential Symposia.

The ESMO press conference schedule and list of press releases can be found here.

Watch Solange Peters, ESMO Press Committee Chair, highlight some of the important studies being presented at ESMO 2017 tomorrow at 12:30 CEST on Periscope.

ESMO welcomes media reporting on cancer issues. Registration to ESMO 2017 Congress is free to bona fide journalists on presentation of a letter of assignment and a valid press card. Online registrations for media close on 4 September so please fill out the Complimentary Media Registration Form now!

The ESMO Press Office will be happy to help arrange interviews. Please contact: media@esmo.org

Tel: +41 (0)91 973 19 04 (until 4 September)
Tel: +34 628 759 773 (from 5 September)
Tel: +34 628 762 484 (from 5 September)


Notes to editors

Remember to download the ESMO event app for updated information on ESMO 2017

About the European Society for Medical Oncology

ESMO is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology. With 16,000 members representing oncology professionals from over 130 countries worldwide, ESMO is the society of reference for oncology education and information. We are committed to supporting our members to develop and advance in a fast-evolving professional environment.

*If you are not familiar with the 'search' on our online programme platform, you may find the tutorial helpful when looking for abstracts.

Last update: 30 Aug 2017

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