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The abstract submission system is now closed

Accepted abstracts are available online

Outcome notifications

Outcome notifications are expected to be made available to first authors by mid-September 2020.

Abstract submission deadlines


Date and time


22 July 2020, 12:00 SGT (local Singapore Time) / 12:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Late-breaking abstracts

Final submission deadline* 07 October 2020, 18:00 SGT (local Singapore time) / 12:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Late-breaking abstracts

*A skeleton indicating the type of data that will be available by the late-breaking abstract deadline must be submitted online by the regular abstract deadline 22 July 2020.

The deadline for the submission of finalised late-breaking abstracts is 18:00 hrs SGT (local Singapore Time) / 12:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) on 07 October 2020.

Abstract submission categories

  • Breast cancer, early stage
  • Breast cancer, locally advanced
  • Breast cancer, metastatic
  • Developmental therapeutics
  • Gastrointestinal tumours, colorectal
  • Gastrointestinal tumours, non-colorectal
  • Genitourinary tumours, prostate
  • Genitourinary tumours, non-prostate
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Haematological malignancies
  • Head and neck cancer, excluding thyroid
  • Palliative care
  • Precision medicine
  • SARS-CoV-2 and cancer​
  • Supportive care
  • Thoracic tumours, early stage
  • Thoracic tumours, locally advanced
  • Thoracic tumours, metastatic
  • Miscellaneous

The ESMO Asia 2020 Scientific Committee selected abstracts for presentation during the Congress based on the following possibilities:

  • Proffered Paper – Oral presentations by authors presenting original data of superior quality, followed by expert discussion and perspectives. 
  • Mini Oral – Short presentation by the authors with comment and interactive audience discussion led by an invited expert. 
  • Poster – Display sessions for review, discussion and questions. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the Congress and the presenting authors must be available for Q&A for one hour to represent their work.

All accepted abstracts are published in the ESMO Asia 2020 Abstract Book, a supplement to Annals of Oncology, except YO Patient case study Posters.

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

  • Abstracts accepted for presentation at ESMO Asia 2020 as Proffered Paper (oral Presentation), Mini Oral and Poster will be published online on the ESMO website at 00:05 hrs SGT (local Singapore Time) on Wednesday, 18 November 2020.
  • Late-breaking abstracts will be made public at 00:05 hrs SGT (local Singapore Time) on the day of presentation in the official ESMO Asia 2020 Congress programme.


Date and time

Abstracts accepted as:

  • Proffered Paper (suffix ‘O’)
  • Mini Oral (suffix ‘O’)
    Poster (suffix ‘P’)

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
00:05 hrs SGT (local Singapore Time)

Tuesday, 17 November 2020
17:05 hrs CET (Central European Time)

Late-breaking abstracts (prefix ‘LBA’)

00:05 hrs SGT (local Singapore Time) on the day of presentation during the official ESMO Asia 2020 Congress programme

Travel grant

A restricted number of Travel grant to ESMO Asia 2020 are available, upon application, to first author (= presenter) of candidates under the age of 40 who submit abstracts considered deserving of recognition. Selection will be made by the ESMO Asia 2020 Scientific Committee on a competitive basis from among the accepted abstracts.

The application is now closed.

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