From: 02/12/2017 to: 04/12/2017 ESO-ESMO-RCE Clinical Update on Rare Adult Solid Cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 15/12/2017 to: 18/12/2017 6th Arab and Southern European Countries Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Limassol, Cyprus                                        From: 22/01/2018 to: 26/01/2018 University Post-graduate Course - Clinical Oncology: Sarcomas, Milan, Italy                                        From: 05/02/2018 to: 09/02/2018 University Post-graduate Course - Clinical Oncology: Head & neck cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 23/02/2018 to: 25/02/2018 3rd ESO Masterclass in Cancer Patient Advocacy , Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 24/03/2018 to: 29/03/2018 17th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 24/03/2018 to: 29/03/2018 11th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing , Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 18/04/2018 to: 22/04/2018 4th ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Mexico City, Mexico                                        From: 17/05/2018 to: 18/05/2018 8th ESO-CNIO Conference on Familial Cancer, Madrid, Spain                                        From: 18/05/2018 to: 22/05/2018 3rd Masterclass on Systematic Reviews in Cancer Care, Guidelines and Research, Belfast, United Kingdom                                        From: 15/06/2018 to: 20/06/2018 5th ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia                                        From: 16/06/2018 to: 21/06/2018 7th ESO-SIOP Europe Masterclass in Paediatric Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 19/07/2018 to: 25/07/2018 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 27/08/2018 to: 07/09/2018 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Poznan, Poland                                        From: 20/09/2018 to: 22/09/2018 1st ESO-EONS Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, Budapest, Hungary                                        From: 27/09/2018 to: 29/09/2018 Update Skills in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Leipzig, Germany                                        From: 6/10/2018 to: 8/10/2018 4th ESO-ESMO Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference, Lugano, Switzerland                                        From: 30/10/2018 to: 31/10/2018 10th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2018, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 10/11/2018 to: 13/11/2018 ESO-ASCO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Yerevan, Armenia

Breast cancer programme
Coordinator:
Fatima Cardoso, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, PT


Since its inception ESO has devoted special attention to breast cancer, because it is the most common cancer in women worldwide and is the field of research of its founder, Umberto Veronesi, and its Scientific Director, Alberto Costa.

Over the past three decades, ESO organised many educational events and sessions on breast cancer treatment, stressing the crucial need for a multidisciplinary approach to the disease, with an active involvement of patients.

ESO has also been a tireless activist for the establishment and accreditation of Breast Units all over Europe, aiming at substantially improving the outcomes of patients with both early and advanced breast cancer.
The School was instrumental in the establishment of EUSOMA (European Society of Breast specialists) and its first official journal, The Breast, the Breast Centres Network (formerly SenoNetwork) programme, as well as Europa Donna (the European Breast Cancer Coalition) and the Milan Breast Cancer Conference.

In 2004, ESO established a special task force for the development of international guidelines for metastatic breast cancer. This work led to the 1st International Consensus Conference on Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC), which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, in November 2011. ABC is now a regular, two-yearly meeting that takes place in the same year as its counterpart for early breast cancer, the St. Gallen Consensus Conference. The 2nd ABC Conference took place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 7 to 9 November 2013, while the third edition was held from 5 to 7 November 2015, still in Lisbon. The ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC4) will be held from 2-4 November 2017, always in Lisbon, Portugal.

ESO has focused particularly on education about the treatment and care of young women with breast cancer, including developing a dedicated course that was held in London (2005 and 2007), in Lugano (2009), and in Berne (2010). The first Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference (BCY1) was held in Dublin, Ireland, in November 2012. BCY is now a regular, two-yearly meeting taking place in the years without the ABC and St. Gallen Consensus Conferences. The 2nd edition took place in Dublin, Ireland, from 4 to 5 November 2014, while the third edition was held in Lugano, Switzerland from 10 to 12 November 2016. The 4th ESO-ESMO Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference (BCY4) will be held again in Lugano, Switzerland, from 6 to 8 November 2018.

Consensus recommendations for management of breast cancer in young women were developed after the 1st International Consensus Conference for Breast Cancer in Young Women (BCY1) and areas of research priorities were identified. It’s been published a manuscript that summarizes these international consensus recommendations, which are also endorsed by the European Society of Breast Specialists (EUSOMA).

First international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY1)
Ann H. Patridge, Olivia Pagani, Omalkhair Abulkhair, Federic Amant, Hatem A. Azim Jr, Alberto Costa, Suzette Delaloge, Gloria Freilich, Oreste Davide Gentilini, Nadia Harbeck, Catherine M. Kelly, Sibylle Loibl, Dror Meirow, Fedro Peccatori, Bella Kaufmann, Fatima Cardoso
The Breast, volume 23, issue 3, pages 209 - 220, June 2014
To view the consensus guidelines, please visit www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960977614000551

Second international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY2)
Shani Paluch-Shimon, Olivia Pagani, Ann H. Partridge, Eran Bar-Meir, Lesley Fallowfield, Deborah Fenlon, Eitan Friedman, Karen Gelmon, Oreste Gentilini, James Geraghty, Nadia Harbeck, Stephen Higgins, Sibylle Loibl, Elizabeth Moser, Fedro Peccatori, Hila Raanani, Bella Kaufman, Fatima Cardoso
The Breast, volume 26, pages 87 - 99, April 2018
To view consensus guidelines, please visit http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960977615002684

Third international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY3)
Shani Paluch-Shimon, Olivia Pagani, Ann H. Partridge, Omalkhair Abulkhair, Maria-João Cardoso, Rebecca Alexandra Dent, Karen Gelmon, Oreste Gentilini, Nadia Harbeck, Anita Margulies, Dror Meirow, Giancarlo Pruneri, Elzbieta Senkus, Tanja Spanic, Medha Sutliff, Luzia Travado, Fedro Peccatori, Fatima Cardoso
To view the consensus guidelines, please visit: http://www.thebreastonline.com/article/S0960-9776(17)30548-9/fulltext


The European School of Oncology in co-operation with Ulm University is presenting a structured Certificate of Competence in Breast Cancer Programme, an academically recognised curriculum of studies, that will be developed with the contribution of internationally recognised physicians and scientists in the field of breast cancer.
The Programme, which is offered on a part-time basis using blended-learning modules and seminars, is divided in three attendance seminars and five e-learning modules. Over the duration of 12 months, the Programme will provide a total of approximately 350 hours of comprehensive learning, accordingly reported with a workload of 13 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Points (ECTS) by Ulm University.
The first edition concluded in April 2016 and due to the positive feedback received, the second edition started on March 2017.

ESO is also very concerned about the disparities in breast cancer care around the world and is an active member of the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and a collaborator in several WHO and UICC initiatives. 

ESO established the ABC Global Alliance as a multi-stakeholder platform for all those interested in collaborating in common projects relating to advanced breast cancer (ABC) around the world.
The Alliance, chaired by Dr. Fatima Cardoso, ESO Breast Cancer Programme Coordinator from Lisbon, Portugal, is made up of individuals and organisations interested in advanced breast cancer and who are dedicated to improving and extending the lives of women and men across all countries worldwide and fighting for a cure. It will also raise awareness and lobby worldwide for better outcomes and improved quality of life for ABC patients. The ABC Global Alliance is committed to develop, promote and support tangible improvements that will ultimately create awareness and actions in ABC patients and families, health professionals, scientific, advocacy and political communities as well as the general public.
The ABC Global Alliance was launched during the World Cancer Congress in Paris on 3 November 2016. It is a continuation of the work developed through the ABC International Consensus Conference created in 2011, responsible for the ESO-ESMO international consensus guidelines for the management of advanced breast cancer.
Further information is available at www.abcglobalalliance.org.

More information about ESO events on breast cancer is available on this website under Events and Observatories), and at
www.e-eso.net and www.abc-lisbon.org.

Selected publications:

Third international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY3)
Shani Paluch-Shimon, Olivia Pagani, Ann H. Partridge, Omalkhair Abulkhair, Maria-João Cardoso, Rebecca Alexandra Dent, Karen Gelmon, Oreste Gentilini, Nadia Harbeck, Anita Margulies, Dror Meirow, Giancarlo Pruneri, Elzbieta Senkus, Tanja Spanic, Medha Sutliff, Luzia Travado, Fedro Peccatori, Fatima Cardoso
To view the consensus guidelines, please visit http://www.thebreastonline.com/article/S0960-9776(17)30548-9/fulltext


ESO-ESMO 3rd International consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer
(ABC3 Guidelines).
F. Cardoso, A. Costa, E. Senkus, M. Aapro, F. Andre, C.H. Barrios, J. Bergh, G. Bhattacharyya, L. Biganzoli, M.J. Cardoso1, L. Carey, D. Corneliussen-James, G. Curigliano, V. Dieras, N. El Saghir, A. Eniu, L. Fallowfield, D. Fenech, P. Francis, K. Gelmon, A. Gennari, N. Harbeck, C. Hudis, B. Kaufman, I. Krop, M. Mayer, H. Meijer, S. Mertz, S. Ohno, O. Pagani, E. Papadopoulos, F. Peccatori, F. Pernault-Llorca, M. J. Piccart, J. Y. Pierga, H. Rugo, L. Shockney, G. Sledge, S. Swain, C. Thomssen, A. Tutt, D. Vorobiof, B. Xu, L. Norton and E. Winer
The Breast 2016, The Breast xxx (2016) 1-16 / Elsevier

Annals of Oncology, Ann Oncol 0: 1-17 (2016), doi:10.1093/annonc/mdw544 / Oxford Jounals

Second international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY2)
Shani Paluch-Shimon, Olivia Pagani, Ann H. Partridge, Eran Bar-Meir, Lesley Fallowfield, Deborah Fenlon, Eitan Friedman, Karen Gelmon, Oreste Gentilini, James Geraghty, Nadia Harbeck, Stephen Higgins, Sibylle Loibl, Elizabeth Moser, Fedro Peccatori, Hila Raanani, Bella Kaufman, Fatima Cardoso
The Breast, volume 26, pages 87 - 99, April 2016
To view consensus guidelines, please visit http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960977615002684


ESO-ESMO 2nd International consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer

(ABC2 Guidelines).
F. Cardoso, A. Costa, L. Norton, E. Senkus, M. Aapro, F. André, C.H. Barrios, J. Bergh, L. Biganzoli, K.L. Blackwell, M.J. Cardoso, T. Cufer, N. El Saghir, L. Fallowfield, D. Fenech, P. Francis, K. Gelmon, S.H. Giordano, J. Gligorov, A. Goldhirsch, N. Harbeck, N. Houssami, C. Hudis, B. Kaufman, I. Krop, S. Kyriakidesa, U.N. Lin, M. Mayer, S.D. Merjaver, E.B. Nordström, O. Pagani, A. Partridge, F. Penault-Llorca, M.J. Piccart, H. Rugo, G. Sledge, C. Thomssen, L. van’t Veer, D. Vorobiof, C. Vrieling, N. West, B. Xu, E. Winer
DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.08.009
The Breast 2014, XXX: 489-502 / Elsevier

Annals of Oncology, Ann Oncol (2014), doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdu385 / Oxford Jounals

First international consensus guidelines for breast cancer in young women (BCY1)
Ann H. Patridge, Olivia Pagani, Omalkhair Abulkhair, Federic Amant, Hatem A. Azim Jr, Alberto Costa, Suzette Delaloge, Gloria Freilich, Oreste Davide Gentilini, Nadia Harbeck, Catherine M. Kelly, Sibylle Loibl, Dror Meirow, Fedro Peccatori, Bella Kaufmann, Fatima Cardoso
The Breast, volume 23, issue 3, pages 209 - 220, June 2014

1st International consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer
(ABC1 Guidelines).
F. Cardoso, A. Costa, L. Norton, D. Cameron, T. Cufer, L. Fallowfield, P. Francis, J. Gligorov, S. Kyriakides, N. Lin, O. Pagani, E. Senkus, C. Thomssen, M. Aapro, J. Bergh, A. Di Leo, N. El Saghir, P.A. Ganz, K. Gelmon, A. Goldhirsch, N. Harbeck, N. Houssami, C. Hudis, B. Kaufman, M. Leadbeater, M. Mayer, A. Rodger, H. Rugo, V. Sacchini, G. Sledge, L. van’t Veer, G. Viale, I. Krop, E. Winer
The Breast 2012, 21: 242-252 / Elsevier

Where are the consensus guidelines for women with metastatic disease?
M. Beishon
Cancerworld, March-April 2011 / The European School of Oncology

International Guidelines for Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer: Can Metastatic Breast Cancer Be Cured?
O. Pagani, E. Senkus-Konefka, W. Wood, M. Colleoni, T. Cufer, S. Kyriakides, A. Costa, E.P. Winer, F. Cardoso
JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2010) Vol 102 (1-8), Issue 7 / Oxford University Press 


International Guidelines for Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer: Combination vs Sequential Single-Agent Chemotherapy
F. Cardoso, P.L. Bedard, E.P. Winer, O. Pagani, E. Senkus-Konefka, L.J. Fallowfield, S. Kyriakides, A. Costa, T. Cufer, K.A. Albain
JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2009) Vol. 101 (1174-1181), Issue 17 / Oxford University Press

Metastatic breast cancer patients: the forgotten heroes!
F. Cardoso
The Breast 2009, 18: 271–272 / Elsevier


Recommendations proposal from the European School of Oncology (ESO)-MBC Task Force
F. Cardoso, E.P. Winer, L. Fallowfield, M. Namer, O. Pagani, S. Rodenhuis, E. Senkus-Konefka, A. Wardley, A. Costa
The Breast (2007) 16, 9-10 / Elsevier


For further information regarding these programmes please contact:
Francesca Marangoni
ESO Breast Cancer Programme
e-mails:
fmarangoni@eso.net