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27th ESMO Congress

18-22 October 2002, Nice, France

European Society for Medical Oncology

to report on
Europe's most important cancer conference

The 27th ESMO Congress
the biennial conference of the European Society for Medical Oncology
(Congress Centre, Nice Acropolis)

More than 6,000 physicians and scientists will attend over 500 presentations on the latest developments concerning the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, progress in research, and promising new technologies.

International cancer specialists will review progress on important topics such as advances in breast cancer, colorectal cancer, leukaemia, lung cancer, lymphoma, prostate cancer, new therapies, pharmacology, and palliative and supportive care, just to name a few. New treatments involving molecular targets, and combined treatments requiring multidisciplinary approaches will be presented, along with state-of-the-art oncology at its finest.

Some other special features of the Congress:

  • For the first time ever, an exciting new European Patient Seminar has been organised to enable patients to meet qualified medical oncologists on an international scale.
  • A special Patient Advocacy Session intends to encourage patient groups to unite efforts with medical oncologists for optimal patient care.
  • A Session on ESMO Minimum Clinical Recommendations will update current guidelines on clinical practice for various tumour types.

Assisting you in Nice...
A Press Centre will provide you with information, resources, and expert opinion. Press Conferences (in French and English) will be held, highlighting the most important topics, and you will have access to all the scientific sessions. For your convenience, Press Releases will be provided in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Free Media Registration is granted at the Congress to all bona fide media representatives.

A Media Registration Form, details about the Congress Programme, and hotel accommodation are available on the ESMO Web site at:

If you have any questions, please contact in English:
Gracemarie Bricalli, ESMO Media Coordinator (Switzerland)
tel. ++41 (0)91 973 19 11
fax ++41 (0)91 973 19 12

Elaine Snell, ESMO Press Office (UK)
tel. ++44 (0)20 7738 0424
fax ++44 (0)20 7978 4494

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