Opening and Award Ceremony

Welcome and award lectures

Welcome on behalf of St.Gallen Oncology Conferences (SONK), the Swiss Association of Research SAKK) and the International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG)

 Beat Thürlimann, Switzerland

 Welcome on behalf of Austrian Breast Cancer Study Group (ABCSG)

Michael Gnant, Austria

St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Award 2017

 Beat Thürlimann, Switzerland

Award lecture by the St.Gallen 2017 St.Gallen-International Breast Cancer Award Winner Martine Piccart, Belgium:

De-escalation of adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer: The Myth of Sisyphus of the 21st century

 Introduction of the First ESO Umberto Veronesi Memorial Award

Alberto Costa, Italy and Switzerland

 Award Lecture by the ESO Umberto Veronesi Memorial Award Winner Giuseppe Curigliano, Italy:

Identification of genetic determinants of breast cancer immunogenicity