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CNR: Alamanacco della Scienza


N. 3 - 16 feb 2011
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali


European conference on thoracic oncology  

The 2011 edition of the European multidisciplinary conference on thoracic oncology (Emcto), organized by the European society for medical oncology (Esmo), will be held on February 24-26, 2011 in Lugano, Switzerland, at Palazzo dei Congressi.

"The number of diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with thoracic malignancies has markedly increased, allowing for an individualized approach based on the clinical situation and molecular characteristics of the tumor. How to best select among these options for the benefit of the patients within an integrative treatment approach will be at the core of the conference", says Rolf Stahel, Emcto 2011 Chair.

Despite the fact that chest tumors are difficult to treat, major advances have been made in areas such as the testing of Egfr mutations, the use of targeted therapies in advanced non-small cell lung cancer and the establishment of adjuvant chemotherapy in completely resected Nsclc or prophylactic cranial irradiation in small-cell lung cancer, and improvements in radiotherapy and surgery techniques.

As a multidisciplinary, educational conference, Emcto will provide an update on recent advances in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, staging and treatment of thoracic malignancies.

Experts of the various disciplines will discuss these advances and provide a multidisciplinary overview and update of the current state-of-the-art management of patients affected by these pathologies.

The conference full program is available at http://www.esmo.org/events/lung-2011-emcto/program.html

Journalists are invited to contact the Emcto Press Office at media@esmo.org to book a telephone hook-up, to schedule remote interviews or register for the event.


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