ECCO 12 - the European Cancer Conference

ECCO 12 the European Cancer Conference
Sunday 21 September Thursday 25 September 2003
Bella Center A/S, Center Boulevard, Copenhagen, Denmark

Join 10,000 international cancer experts at ECCO 12 Europe's premier cancer conference: the only forum in Europe covering the entire spectrum of research, treatment and care for all types of tumours. An opportunity to hear the latest research findings and sit in on debates and discussions on controversies in cancer.

  • Registration free for all media providing bona fide press credentials
  • All sessions open to journalists
  • A fully equipped media centre with computers and free phone and internet facilities
  • Daily news briefings

    News briefing programme (subject to confirmation):

    Sunday 21 September 17.00hrs:

    • Join EU and FECS' representatives for a Round Table discussion on R and D challenges in cancer and the growing problem of unequal access to cancer care in Europe. Your chance to quiz the experts.

    Monday 22 September 13.00hrs:

    • Dr Michael Stratton: Cancer genes - a realistic target for drug development?
    • Dr Nicolaj Andreassen: Tailoring radiotherapy - new findings predict sensitivity to radiation damage
    • Prof. Richard Peto: Hormonal treatment in prostate & breast cancer latest findings on increasing 10-year survival

    Tuesday 23 September 13.00hrs

    • Prof Anthony Howell: Update on ATAC [Arimidex, Tamoxifen Alone or in Combination] trial
    • Prof Peter Ravdin: First head-to-head paclixtaxel v docetaxel trial in breast cancer world-first presentation of findings
    • Lynn Faulds-Wood & Kathy Redmond launch of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) Europe's first patient advocacy group for all types of cancer

    Wednesday 24 September 13.00hrs

    • Prof Jens Overgaard: Shorter radiotherapy helps head and neck can

    Contact: Margaret Willson
    Federation of European Cancer Societies

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