This is a report from the 21st Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO 2019) held in Athens, Greece, November 2–5, 2019. The conference offered state of the art educational sessions, and oral and poster abstract presentations. The general sessions throughout the meeting focused not only on prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and translational research but also on emerging trends. Current innovations in gynecological cancers were also discussed. The new rare tumor guidelines project, a joint initiative with the ESGO-Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup, was officially presented for the first time. Moreover, other developments achieved with other societies, such as the European Society for Medical Oncology for ovarian cancer, the European Federation for Colposcopy for cervical cancer prevention and screening, and the European Society for Pediatric Oncology for gynecologic cancers in adolescents, were presented. Here we highlight the key results of the latest gynecological cancer trials that were presented for the first time at ESGO 2019 and added great value to this prestigious scientific congress.
- ovarian cancer
- cervical cancer
- vulvar and vaginal cancer
- radiation oncology
- surgical oncology
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Contributors NB: conceptualization, data curation, methodology, and writing original draft. ZR: data curation, methodology, writing original draft, review, and editing. IS: data curation, methodology, and writing original draft. NT: data curation, methodology, and writing original draft. TN: review and editing. CF: data curation, methodology, review, and editing. EVDS: data curation, methodology, review, and editing. AF: data curation, methodology, review, and editing, KZ: conceptualization, data curation, methodology, writing original draft, review, and editing.
Funding The work was funded through the European Network of Young Gynaecological Oncologists (ENYGO) budget grant that was provided by the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO).
Competing interests None declared.
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