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ESMO Society Updates

Society Updates

New ESMO President 2027-2028 Elected

ESMO has announced today the results of its Presidential elections following the closure of the voting system on Monday, 10 June 2024.

Society Updates

Medical Oncologists Incredulous at the Commission’s Latest Backtracking on the Evaluation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive

Following the Ombudsman’s recent findings of maladministration regarding the Commission’s interactions with tobacco lobbyists and its subsequent decision not to bring forward the proposed Council recommendation on smoke-free environments, it is beyond belief that the Commission now appears to have removed plans to publish an evaluation – originally meant to come in 2022 - of the Tobacco Products Directive from its implementation

Society Updates

2024 ESMO Breast Cancer Award Recipient Announced

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) announced today that the 2024 ESMO Breast Cancer Award is conferred to Hope S. Rugo, Professor of Medicine and Winterhof Family Professor of Breast Cancer at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Society Updates

ESMO Congress 2023 Sets Strong Impulses for a Better Future in Oncology

After five days filled with practice-changing data, intense discussions and educational sessions addressing the needs and issues currently arising for oncology professionals and impacting patients with cancer worldwide, the ESMO Congress 2023 today sent home its more than 33,000 participants from 144 countries with plenty of food for thought and ample material to enrich their medical practice.

Society Updates

Against Any War

ESMO expresses deep sorrow about all the ongoing tragic events that continue to happen in many parts of the world and joins the voices pressing for a rapid return to peace

Society Updates

New ESMO Journals

Committed to delivering high-quality medical science and to helping the oncology community to stay up to date with the latest developments in the field, ESMO has expanded its portfolio of journals.

Society Updates

2023 ESMO Breast Cancer Award Recipient Announced

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has announced today that the 2023 ESMO Breast Cancer Award is bestowed to Sara A. Hurvitz for her remarkable contributions to breast cancer clinical and laboratory-based research

Society Updates

2023 Heine H. Hansen Award Recipient Announced

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) have announced today that the 2023 Heine H. Hansen Award is conferred on Paul Baas for his outstanding contribution to thoracic oncology research

Society Updates

ESMO Supports World Cancer Day 2023

ESMO renews its support to World Cancer Day (WCD) joining the #CloseTheCareGap campaign led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). 

ESMO Award for Immuno-Oncology 2022 Recipient Announced

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has announced today that the winner of the ESMO Award for Immuno-Oncology 2022 is conferred on Nina Bhardwaj for her outstanding contribution to cancer immunology research.

Precision oncology

New ESMO recommendations on the use of ctDNA

Developed by the ESMO Precision Medicine Working Group, they provide guidance to medical oncologists on the use of circulating tumour DNA assays in clinical practice

Society Updates

New Executive Board members elected

ESMO has announced today the results of its Executive Board elections following the closure of the voting system on Monday 27 June 2022.

Society Updates

2022 Breast Cancer Award Recipient Announced

ESMO has announced today that the 2022 ESMO Breast Cancer Award is presented to Sibylle Loibl for her exceptional contribution to clinical research in breast cancer.  


Polygenic scores for cancer prevention: a new IARC webinar

The role of polygenic scores for stratified cancer prevention, and the genetic determinants for PSA levels to improve cancer screening utility will be debated during the sixth instalment in the World Cancer Report Updates webinar series.

A concrete commitment to closing the care gap

ESMO supports World Cancer Day 2022

This year, World Cancer Day is launching #CloseTheCareGap, a three-year campaign aiming to promote awareness, collaboration, and action for a more equitable future in cancer care.

ESMO Ordinary General Assembly 2020

ESMO will convene its Ordinary Annual General Assembly on 28 July 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland, without physical presence of members, under the rules of the Swiss COVID-19 Ordinance 3.

Event Announcement

ESMO Academy 2020 Virtual Meeting

In the framework of a thorough review of our activities in light of the non-completely resolved Coronavirus pandemic, the ESMO Academy 2020 will be held as a virtual meeting.

Finding Ways to Improve Academy-Industry Collaboration

On ESMO Open, an analysis conducted by the Clinical Academic Cancer Research Forum (CAREFOR) together with selected industry representatives provides an overview on current models, challenges and effective strategies to improve collaborative efforts in oncology trials.

New ESMO Websites Launched

Finding what you need is now easier than ever. 
Discover the new main features and enjoy the new websites at your office and when you are on the move. 

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