Posts tagged ‘ESMO Conference 2011’
September 26th, 2011
It’s exciting to see new products that make a difference to patients come to market. Multiple treatments improve overall survival (OS) in prostate cancer patients: docetaxel, cabazitaxel, sipuleucel-T, abiraterone acetate and now, radium-223 choloride.
The phase 3 trial results for radium 223 chloride were presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress (ESMO, ECCO, ESTRO) in Stockholm this past weekend.
- Alpharadin will be a new treatment option for Prostate Cancer
- Alpharadin Prostate Cancer data will be “practice changing”
He also took the opportunity to interview Dr Chris Parker, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden Hospital, who presented the ALSYMPCA phase 3 trial results, and a video blog post will follow.
Sally Church on Pharma Strategy Blog aggregated all the tweets from the 2011 ESMO ECCO congress in Stockholm. With only a few people tweeting, the twitter stream doesn’t report all the news, but does give a flavor of an excellent cancer meeting with a good balance of science and clinical data.
It’s an exciting time for prostate cancer patients and physicians with multiple new treatment options on the horizon. However, the fast moving and dynamic prostate cancer market is likely to present Pharma/Biotech marketing strategy professionals with opportunities and challenges. Alpharadin is on the fast track to FDA approval in 2012.
September 22nd, 2011
The 2011 Stockholm Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress (more commonly known as ECCO 2011 or ESMO 2011) is underway in Stockholm, Sweden.
Pieter Droppert (@3NT) will be writing on Biotech Strategy Blog from the meeting and in particular the new data on prostate cancer that will be presented, in particular the phase 3 Alpharadin ALSYMPCA trial data that is a late breaking abstract.
Sally Church (@MaverickNY) will be covering several sessions live on Twitter. On Pharma Strategy Blog, Sally is aggregating the live tweets from the meeting (#EMCC2011). If you are unable to be in Stockholm for the meeting this weekend, you can follow the action remotely. As Sally would say, “check it out.”
August 25th, 2011
Summer is almost over, and thoughts at Icarus Consultants are now turning to forthcoming medical meetings that we will be attending.
We will be at ECCO 16 – ESMO 36 in Stockholm from September 23 – 27, 2011.
The jointly organized multidisciplinary cancer congress of the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO ) and European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) covers a wide range of topics from basic and translational science to surgery, radiotherapy, medical oncology, advocacy and care.
You can access the preliminary programme for the meeting here.
Given the early cut-off date for submission of abstracts for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, we expect the ECCO/ESMO Stockholm meeting will publish interesting data on a number of new products in development.
In anticipation of the meeting, Sally Church will be analyzing the abstracts (once they are available) for what’s hot and you can expect a pre-meeting video blog post. If you missed Sally’s ASCO preview video, it is well worth watching.
Hope to see you in Stockholm.