From: 10/06/2017 to: 13/06/2017 Leukaemia and Lymphoma, Ascona, Switzerland                                        From: 21/06/2017 to: 23/06/2017 Masterclass in Oncology Basics for Beginners, Cambridge, United Kingdom                                        From: 28/06/2017 to: 28/06/2017 14th ESO Colorectal Cancer Observatory, Barcelona, Spain                                        From: 30/06/2017 to: 05/07/2017 4th ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Belgrade, Serbia                                        From: 13/07/2017 to: 18/07/2017 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 15/07/2017 to: 15/07/2017 Breast Cancer in Young Women: Joint DFCI-ESO Symposium, Boston, US                                        From: 28/08/2017 to: 08/09/2017 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Antwerp, Belgium                                        From: 06/10/2017 to: 07/10/2017 Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Refresher Course on Breast Cancer, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 20/10/2017 4th Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Tbilisi, Georgia                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 18/10/2017 ESO Breast Cancer Observatory, Tehran, Iran                                        From: 27/10/2017 to: 28/10/2017 9th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2017, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 02/11/2017 to: 04/11/2017 ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC4), Lisbon, Portugal                                        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

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 next edition was held in Lugano, Switzerland from 10-12 November 2016.

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

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 is scheduled to start in 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. 

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


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


Selected publications:


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