logo: 15th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference

15th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference

Primary Therapy of Early Breast Cancer Vienna, Austria 15 - 18 March 2017


welcome to the website of the SG-BCC 2017!

The International Scientific Committee and the local organizers invited to another (15th) outstanding «St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference» in Vienna, Austria from 15-18 March 2017! Experts of virtually all major cooperative groups and centers world-wide actively engaged in basic and clinical research as well as in clinical management of breast cancer presented their latest data, critically reviewed by leading specialists in the field.


It was a pleasure to share these with close to 3000 delegates from 105 countries from all over the globe. Thank you for being with us! We hope to see you again in 2019, when the next SG-BCC will take place from 20-23 March also in Vienna, Austria.




The conference closed as usual with an update of the widely acknowledged St. Gallen consensus on the optimal treatment of early breast cancer for the next two years. The consensus and its related scientific core issues will be published in summer 2017 most probably in Annals of Oncology.



The webcasts of sessions 1-10 will be available from 20th March for free on this webesite. More information here.



Media coverage of the SG-BCC 2017

Many articles and interviews have been published about the latest BCC in Vienna. Journalists and their organisations kindly provided their coverage information for you to follow up:


Ecancer published a conference report and many interviews with BCC speakers like Sibylle Loibl, Viviana Galimberti, Sherene Loi, Monica Morrow, Fatima Cardoso, Giuseppe Curgliano and Jacek Jassem. Watch the webstreams of the interviews on their website.


OncLive provides interview webstreams (e.g. with Dan Hayes, C. Kent Osborne, Giuseppe Curigliano, Matthew Ellis, Martine Piccart) as well as articles about the congress on their website.


China Medical Tribune published several articles about the SG-BCC 2017. Find the interview with Beat Thürlimann, the consensus report and more combined in the following pdf.


Salzburger Nachrichten reported about the conference: "Mehr Therapie muss bei Brustkrebs nicht besser sein". See the full text article here.


Frauenheilkunde Aktuell published an article "Neues von der St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference" by PD Cornelia Leo. See the article here.


Breast Care provides an overview: St. Gallen/Vienna 2017: A Brief Summary of the Consensus Discussion about Escalation and De-Escalation of Primary Breast Cancer Treatment Gnant M. • Harbeck N. • Thomssen C. Breast Care 2017;12:102-107 (DOI:10.1159/000475698). Read the article for free here.


Further information

If you have further questions regarding SG-BCC 2017, please do not hesitate to get in touch with St.Gallen Oncology Conferences (info@oncoconferences.ch), we are looking forward to assist you!


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