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EJC News Focus – October 2012

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ESMO Congress focuses on personalised medicine

The opening up of personalised medicine, as it becomes a reality in the clinic, was the theme running through ESMO 2012 (Vienna, Austria; 28 September - 2 October 2012). Practice-changing studies, such as the use of crizotinib in lung cancer, were presented (LBA#1), along with important non practice-changing studies (the optimal duration of trastuzumab therapy; LBA #5 and #6), which nevertheless support current strategies.

In this month’s EJC News Focus, Christoph Zielinski (Medical University of Vienna) meets Helen Saul and picks out some of the highlights of the Congress.