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ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

Around 3,500 oncology professionals and researchers from around the world will learn about the latest advances in the field at the 21st ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

European Society for Medical Oncology

Lugano, Switzerland, 19 June 2019 - Around 3,500 oncology professionals and researchers from around the world will learn about the latest advances in the field at the 21st ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (1) taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 3 to 6 July 2019.

The ESMO World GI Congress represents the year's most important gathering designed to focus on reversing the current global statistics that rank gastrointestinal malignancies as the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide.

The Scientific Committee, (2) composed of some of the world's leading experts in gastrointestinal cancers, has worked to develop a robust and clinically relevant scientific programme, (3) which will be enriched by the presentation of latest clinical data.

Abstracts will be published online as a supplement of Annals of Oncology. (4)

Embargo policy

All abstracts will be made available online on Tuesday, 2 July 2019 at 08:00 Central European Summer Time.

Abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee for Oral presentation (designated with an O or LBA or SO before their number) are embargoed until the end of the scientific session during which they are presented.

Further details on the abstracts embargo can be found here. (5)

Media registration

The ESMO World GI Congress welcomes media interested in obtaining information and reporting on cancer issues. Registration is free to bona fide journalists on presentation of a letter of assignment and a valid press card.

Please follow the instructions of the Media registration process. (6) Media registration in advance is strongly recommended.

We look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona!

The International Convention Center of Barcelona
Centre de Convenciones Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)
Placa de Willy Brandt 11-14 08019 Barcelona, Spain

For further information please contact:

ESMO Press Office
E-mail: media@esmo.org

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About the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

The ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer represents the year's most important gathering designed to focus on reversing the current global statistics that rank gastrointestinal malignancies as the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide.

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