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Media registration

ESMO welcomes media interested in obtaining information and reporting on cancer issues. Registration is free to bona fide journalists on presentation of a letter of assignment and a valid press card. Media representatives are required to observe and abide by the ESMO Media Policy which applies to all ESMO events.

To apply for media accreditation, please fill out the form available here:

Complete the Media Registration Form

Media registration in advance is strongly recommended. Further information for press representatives will be made available closer to the event.

Press programme

Following abstracts are currently included in the ESMO Breast Cancer Congress Press Programme and will be accompanied by a press release. The Press Programme is still under finalization, and therefore changes may apply to this table. 

Upon publication, direct link to the press releases will be added.



Author name 

Abstract embargo lift date/time 

Press release 


HER2-low breast cancer: evolution from primary breast cancer to relapse.


Monday, 3 May 2021 at 12:00 CEST


Towards tailored follow-up care for breast cancer survivors: cluster analyses based on symptom burden

De Ligt

Monday, 3 May 2021 at 12:00 CEST

Publication schedule of accepted abstracts

  • Abstracts accepted for presentation during ESMO Breast Cancer 2021 as Proffered Paper, Mini Oral and Poster, will be published online on the ESMO website at 12:00 CEST on Monday, 3 May 2021.
  • Late-breaking abstracts will be made public at the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented.
  • Abstracts and LBAs selected for the official Press Programme will be available 10 days before the Congress.


Date and Time

 Abstracts accepted as:

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

Friday, 3 May 2021

12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Late-breaking abstracts (prefix ‘LBA’)

At the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented

Abstracts and LBAs selected for the official ESMO Press Programme (additional suffix ‘PR’)

The Press programme publication schedule will be available 10 days before the Congress

Third-party media activities

Media activities initiated by third parties during or in connection with the event are subject to the ESMO Policy on Third-Party Media Activities which aims to guarantee proper and correct distribution of oncology and cancer-related information to media representatives in connection with the conference. Such media activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Meetings such as press conferences, media briefings and educational sessions involving media representatives
  • PR activities, such as press releases, news, articles, interviews, etc.

Press events concomitant with/or during breaks of the scientific programme of the event are subject to ESMO Press Office approval.

Please submit your request by contacting the ESMO Press Office at media@esmo.org.

Blackout times

During Blackout times any media event initiated by third parties is not allowed

  • Monday, 10 May 2021 from 13:00 to 17:45 CEST
  • Tuesday, 11 May 2021 from 09:00 to 16:15 CEST
  • Wednesday, 12 May 2021 from 08:45 to 12:15 CEST

All third parties wishing to hold media events are kindly requested to adhere to the specific media policy and be in contact through media@esmo.org.


ESMO Press Office
E-mail: media@esmo.org

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