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European Society for Medical Oncology

European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology -- press program

The following studies will be presented in the Press Program of the second European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology, a multipartner initiative for physicians of all medical disciplines dealing with lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies.

The full text of the embargoed press releases/abstracts can be requested to the EMCTO Press Office at media@esmo.org. When the embargo lifts, the texts will be available in the ESMO Online Newsroom.

  1. Quick, easy test identifies aggressive type of lung cancer in never-smokers (embargo: 25 February 2011, 8:00 CET)
    Inexpensive and rapid test can effectively identify sub-group of never-smoking lung cancer patients whose tumors express molecule associated with increased risk of disease progression or recurrence.
    Author: Ping Yang, US

  2. Oncogene AEG-1 strongly predicts response to erlotinib treatment in EGFR-mutant lung cancer (embargo: 25 February 2011, 8:00 CET)
    Researchers identified a gene whose expression level strongly predicts how well and how long certain lung cancer patients will respond to treatment with erlotinib.
    Author: Rafael Rosell, Spain

  3. Bone drug zoledronic acid may help prevent spread of early lung cancer (embargo: 25 February 2011, 8:00 CET)
    Drug currently used to help treat bone metastases in patients with lung cancer could also be useful at an earlier state of treatment to prevent cancer from spreading.
    Author: Michela Quirino, italy

  4. Radio-guided surgery, a safe and simple way to remove potentially cancerous nodules in the lung (embargo: 26 February 2011, 8:00 CET)
    Using tiny spheres of radioactive liquid to guide surgeons as they remove potentially cancerous material in the lungs is safe and more effective than other techniques.
    Author: Luca Bertolaccini, Italy

  5. Phase III trial: erlotinib as effective as chemo, with fewer side-effects, in patients whose disease progressed after first-line treatment (embargo: 26 February 2011, 8:00 CET)
    Targeted cancer drug erlotinib has comparable efficacy to chemotherapy and is better tolerated in hard-to-treat cases where a patient's cancer has progressed quickly after treatment with first-line therapy.
    Author: Tudor Ciuleanu, Romania

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The full conference program is available at http://www.esmo.org/events/lung-2011-emcto/program.html

Please contact the EMCTO Press Office at media@esmo.org to schedule your remote interviews or register for the event.

All sessions are open to journalists and registration is free to bona fide journalists on presentation of a valid press card and/or of a letter of assignment.



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