ESMO Asia 2018 Congress

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LUGANO-SINGAPORE, 6 November 2018 – The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, is pleased to announce the fourth ESMO Asia 2018 Congress. (1) Held 23-25 November 2018 at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore, the scientific and educational congress will keep oncology professionals in the Asia-Paci?c region up to date with the fast pace of oncology science and education, and provide important networking opportunities with international peers.

Clear trends in providing ultimate cancer care emerge from the ESMO Asia 2018 Programme (2) where international studies will be presented with an eye on providing useful perspectives for local practitioners. Among the 578 accepted abstracts, you may find of particular interest:

  • Primary erfficacy and safety results of adding atezolizumab to standard treatment of patients with extensive stage NSCLC: the Impower133 trial (3)
  • Primary results of a phase III, randomised open-label study of alectinib vs crizotinib in Asian patients with treatment-naive ALK+ advanced NSCLC: the ALESIA Trial (4)
  • Results of maintenance olaparib following platinum-based chemotherapy in newly diagnosed patients with advanced ovarian cancer and a BRCA1/2 mutation: the SOLO1 trial (5)

The congress programme features numerous sessions in which global leaders will present the latest knowledge on state-of-the-art treatment of cancer, such as:

  • Immunotherapy in gastrointestinal cancers: Current status and future perspectives (6)
  • Multidisciplinary approach to resectable gastric cancer (7)
  • Challenges in head and neck cancer (8)
  • Optimal management of locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (9)
  • Integrating BRCA testing into routine cancer care in Asia – how can it be done? (10)
  • Controversies in lung cancer immuno-oncology (11)
  • Management of early breast cancer in young women (12)
  • Issues for cancer care in the elderly (13)

If your focus is not only clinical, you can follow thought-provoking debates:

  • The reality of accessing cancer care in Asia and Asia/Pacific (14)
  • The challenges of cancer care in low and middle-income countries (15)
  • Adaptation of the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines in Asia (16)
  • Rare cancers: a call to advancing partnerships between Asia and Europe (17)

The ESMO Asia 2018 Congress is expected to draw around 3,000 participants and is supported by 21 oncology associations in the region, (18) including the Singapore Society of Oncology and oncology societies from Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Uzbekistan.

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Media registration

ESMO welcomes members of the press interested in reporting on cancer. Registration to the ESMO Asia 2018 Congress is free to bona fide journalists on presentation of a letter of assignment and a valid press card. Media representatives are required to observe and abide by the ESMO Media Policy. (19)

To register as press, please fill out the media registration. (20)

Notes to Editors

Please make sure to use the official name of the meeting in your reports: ESMO Asia 2018 Congress

Official Congress Hashtag: #ESMOAsia18

References

  1. ESMO Asia 2018 Congress: https://www.esmo.org/Conferences/ESMO-Asia-2018-Congress
  2. ESMO Asia 2018 Programme: https://www.esmo.org/Conferences/ESMO-Asia-2018-Congress/Programme
  3. Impower133 trial: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/71
  4. ALESIA Trial: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/71
  5. SOLO1 trial: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/71
  6. Immunotherapy in gastrointestinal cancers: Current status and future perspectives: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/8
  7. Multidisciplinary approach to resectable gastric cancer: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/25
  8. Challenges in head and neck cancer: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/39
  9. Optimal management of locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/46
  10. Integrating BRCA testing into routine cancer care in Asia – how can it be done?: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/55
  11. Controversies in lung cancer immuno-oncology: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/7
  12. Management of early breast cancer in young women: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/4
  13. Issues for cancer care in the elderly: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/26
  14. The reality of accessing cancer care in Asia and Asia/Pacific: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/57
  15. The challenges of cancer care in low and middle-income countries: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/56
  16. Adaptation of the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines in Asia: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/78
  17. Rare cancers: a call to advancing partnerships between Asia and Europe: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/asia2018/attendee/confcal/show/session/62
  18. ESMO Asia 2018 Congress: Endorsing Societies: https://www.esmo.org/Conferences/ESMO-Asia-2018-Congress/Endorsing-Societies
  19. ESMO Media Policy: https://www.esmo.org/Press-Office/ESMO-Media-Policy
  20. Media registration: http://esmo.formstack.com/forms/media_registration_form_esmo_asia_2018

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