The last quarter of the year is always a busy one on the conference circuit in oncology, particularly in December with the annual ASH and the SABCS meetings back to back. We almost always need the Holidays after that just to recover! 

Here's my schedule for the next few weeks:

Colorectal2010_325x180Oct 20th: Xconomy, 'War on Cancer', Boston hosted by Millennium

Oct 27-30th: AACR colorectal cancer biology and therapy symposium, Philadelphia


Nov 8-13th: Greenspan Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, Marriott Marquis Times Square, NY

All three meetings look particularly interesting this year, with a big focus on biology and new product development.

While Pharma is facing some big patent cliffs over the next two years, there are a lot of interesting new compounds coming along in the pipeline in phase I/II right now. Hopefully, some of these will make it through to regulatory filing in a few years time.

If you are around at these meetings, do stop and say hello – it's always good to meet readers in person, however briefly. If you haven't put any of these in your diary, do check them out!