It’s been a long 14+ hours here on the first day of ECCO in Amsterdam and I’m starting to flag a little. The fun part of being in Amsterdam is renting an apartment, living like a local and cycling to/from the conference centre on rickety Dutch bicycles!

That said, having been aghast at the poor wifi and frustrated with nearly not being allowed in a key session over badge confusion, plus scheduling of multiple key sessions at once, we decided to make the best of it and be selective. This morning, for example, I ran from lung to melanoma to breast to the  poster hall and back again to a lung session. Pieter had the luxury of enjoying the prostate cancer session in comparison!  By 6pm the BMS corporate symposia on immunotherapy was out – the brain was dazed and jetlagged, the car needed fuel (preferably of the rocket variety) and also a glass of wine!

We will post some more detailed notes later, but today I wanted to offer some top line thoughts on some of the highlights:

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