News Release 

ESMO Breast Cancer Virtual Meeting 2020

23-24 May 2020

European Society for Medical Oncology

Lugano, Switzerland, 15 May 2020 - The 2020 ESMO Breast Cancer Congress will be held as a virtual meeting, on 23-24 May.

The programme will address relevant topics for breast cancer researchers and clinicians who have a specific interest in innovation and care. (1)

Major themes

    - The integration of translational research into cancer care and practice

    - The improvement of precision medicine and the role of immunotherapy in breast cancer treatment

    - Adjuvant, neoadjuvant, surgery and radiotherapy in early breast cancer

    - Artificial intelligence and its application in the breast cancer field

    - Supportive care, survivorship and patients' quality of life

Keynote lectures

    - "The impact of Covid-19 on breast cancer treatment and research" by Sibylle Loibl, 23 May 2020, 12:15-12:45

    - "Priorities in breast cancer in the next 10 years" by Fabrice André, 24 May 2020, 12:00-12:35

Latest research results

Around 200 studies will be presented (oral or poster presentations) and published online as a supplement of Annals of Oncology. The abstracts can be viewed through the online programme.

Media registration

ESMO welcomes media representatives interested in reporting on cancer issues. In addition to having access to sessions, live Q&A with invited speakers, e-poster area, virtual exhibition area, and industry satellite symposia, accredited journalists will also have access to the Meeting webcasts.

To apply for media accreditation, please fill out the media registration form. (2)

Further information

ESMO Press Office

Notes to Editors

Please make sure to use the official name of the meeting in your reports: ESMO Breast Cancer Virtual Meeting 2020

Official Hashtag: #ESMOBreast20


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About the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

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