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14th EORTC - NCI - AACR Symposium

"Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics"

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

There is now less than a month to go to this joint European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, US National Cancer Institute and American Association for Cancer Research conference.

It offers:

  • First-time public presentations on new cancer drug research and development from experts in Europe and the USA
  • Free registration for bone fide media with official press credentials
  • Media centre with free computing, fax, international phone and internet facilities
  • Two news briefings [12.30hrs CET Wednesday 20 November & Thursday 21 November]

Topics (provisional) include:

  • Coxibs to prevent oral cancer? New findings prompt first Phase III prevention trial in head and neck cancer
  • Novel findings on Glivec as cancer drug booster
  • New role for immunosuppressant drug in cancer radiotherapy
  • First potentially useful clinical marker for lung cancer identified
  • First results from phase I trial of a novel anti-angiogenic agent
  • Novel target for causing cancer cell death identified
  • First clinical trial for genetically engineered mistletoe analogue
  • EU clinical trials jeopardised by national rules and regulations

Please note: information above on news briefing topics is embargoed until time of news briefings.

The conference is an opportunity for the media to listen and talk to some of the 2,000 European and American experts in oncology gathered in Frankfurt to share findings and discuss the latest research on new molecular targets, designer diagnostics and prognostics, smart drugs and other novel approaches to tackling cancer.

NB: the official language of the symposium is English. All press materials will be in English.

If you haven't yet registered please return the attached form, with a copy of your press credentials to:

Margaret Willson (media relations)
Fax: +44 (0) 1536 772191
Tel: +44 (0) 1536 772181

More information on the programme available on the EORTC website: or ring me on: +44 (0)1536 772181.

Hotel accommodation can be booked through:
Tel: +49 (0) 69 21 23 08 08
Fax: +49 (0) 69 21 24 05 12


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