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Media can register now for European Cancer Congress 2017

ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation

Media can register now for Europe's only multidisciplinary cancer congress: the European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam, Friday 27 to Monday 30 January 2017

The European Cancer Congress will take place at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from Friday 27 to Monday 30 January 2017. Registration for bona fide journalists is free.

The European Cancer Congress is the only cancer meeting in the world to offer presentations of cutting-edge research across the whole cancer field, from experimental and clinical oncologists and scientists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, cancer nurses and other healthcare professionals, to primary care physicians, patient advocates, policy makers, funders and health economists.

Leading experts in different cancer fields have developed a wide-ranging and exciting congress programme with around 950 presentations, many of them focusing on data from phase III clinical trials and from 'real world' settings. Recognising the discrepancies between what happens in real life and in clinical trials, experts and patient advocates will determine whether the data from phase III clinical trials that seem to show advantages for particular treatments over existing therapies actually do translate into benefits to patients in real world settings and, therefore, warrant changes in clinical practice.

Based on ground-breaking research, the programme will also look at evolving healthcare systems and the future of cancer treatment, with particular regard to access to innovation, disparities in cancer care and funding, and the diminishing oncology workforce.

The "late breaking" presentations, where researchers can submit their abstracts after the normal deadline for the Congress, will have the very latest, up-to-the-minute news from clinical trials with practice-changing implications.

The "oncopolicy" track will continue to tackle issues of prime importance to the European cancer community, such as cross-border cancer care, workforce shortages and the aging population, and will bridge the gap between science and policy. It will help to inform European policy and ensure cancer's place at the top of the EU health and research policy agenda, with the interests of patients at the core.

ECCO (the European CanCer Organisation, the organiser of the congress) welcomes the interest of the press in cancer issues and are happy to provide full assistance to journalists attending the 2017 Amsterdam congress, or using the congress website as a resource in their coverage of cancer issues. A media centre with computing, printing, photocopying and free internet connections will be available.

NB: The first official opening press conference for the 2017 European Cancer Congress will be on Friday 27 January at 17.00 hrs CET. This will be in English and will be about abstracts to be presented at the Congress on Saturday, as well as some navigational tips for the Congress from our cancer experts.

In addition, a press conference in Dutch for Dutch-speaking media will be held at 10.00 hrs CET on Friday 27 January, chaired by Professor Michel Wouters, who chairs the national organising committee for the Congress.

Please take the timing of these press conferences into your calculations when planning your time of arrival.


Further information about timings of further press conferences, press office opening times, facilities and policies for embargoes, filming and recording, can be found here:

Twitter: Congress hashtag: #eccocongress

Hotel accommodation: Registrations for hotels can be made via ECCO's official housing partner, RAI Hotel Services. We recommend that applications for accommodation should be made by the reservation deadline of 28 November. For more information on accommodation:

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