Lugano, Switzerland, 7 February 2019 –
The European Society for Medical Oncology
(ESMO), the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, is pleased to announce the TAT (Targeted Anticancer Therapies) International Congress 2019
, the premier forum for discussion of early phase drug developent and translational research.
The Congress, to be held 25-27 February in Paris, France, will bring together around 400 attendees from all over the world and is addressed to basic scientists, physicians and translational researchers from academic settings, industry and regulatory agencies for the common aim of speeding up the development of new anti-cancer treatment for the benefit of cancer patients.
The TAT Congress programme
, designed by a faculty of international renown experts
, will provide a glimpse into the future of cancer care; major updates and innovation in the field of cancer treatment using exciting novel targeted agents and immunotherapy will be presented along with new points to consider, including the role of liquid biopsies as alternative to conventional tissue biopsies. The issue of combination in the use of immunotherapeutic medicines will be largely discussed as well as new immuno-oncology methodological approaches, the inclusion of children and adolescents in early phase trials and the dynamic change in the distribution of cancer types in those trials.
In addition to the usual congress sessions, dedicated workshops and “Meet the Expert” sessions are planned to allow interactivity among participants.
During the opening session
, Dr. Geoffrey Shapiro will be presented the TAT 2019 Honorary Award
for his leadership in developmental therapeutics, particularly in solid tumours. Dr. Shapiro will deliver a keynote lecture entitled “Development of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitors: A brief history and future directions”.
ESMO welcomes media interested in obtaining information and reporting on cancer issues. Registration to the TAT International Congress 2019 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
To register as press, please fill out the media registration form
We look forward to welcoming you in Paris.