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The ASCO Daily News is the official news source for the ASCO Annual Meeting, providing expert perspectives on controversial topics and session highlights. Articles include physician-authored “Expert Editorials” on current clinical issues in oncology, interviews with Meeting attendees, and recaps of key sessions and presentations. Content is current as of the Meeting date and may not reflect the most recent data.

June 3, 2016

Read the full issues of the 2016 ASCO Daily News in an easy-to-navigate flip book. 

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May 26, 2016

A ruling from the FDA that will give the agency authority to regulate electronic nicotine products is anticipated in the coming weeks after a number of advocacy efforts by ASCO and several other organizations. 

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May 26, 2016

Physicians weigh-in on how the treatment landscape of metastatic melanoma has evolved since MDX010-20 and CA184-024 were presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

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May 26, 2016

Dr. Daneng Li discusses his experience with incorporating geriatric assessment tools and life expectancy calculators into his clinical practice to help guide the shared decision-making process for older adult patients. 

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May 26, 2016

Quality and value are prominent topics during the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting. Among the topics features at these sessions are practical ways to define and measure quality in the oncology practice and how to harness the power of technology to provide value to patients. 

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May 26, 2016

Dr. Quyen Chu has spent the last 2 decades bringing cancer care and resources to low-income patients, both in his home state of Louisiana and in his birth country of Vietnam. His work is driven by the fundamental belief that patients deserve the best care available, regardless of their income. 

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May 26, 2016

Several Education Sessions focus on the increasing importance of immunotherapies in oncology practice and on future research directions in the field. From currently approved checkpoint inhibitors to on-the-horizon ideas, these sessions offer glimpses into a promising area of cancer therapy.

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May 26, 2016

In recognition of his work focused on improving the effectiveness of endocrine therapy and understanding the mechanism of resistance to endocrine therapy in patients with breast cancer, Dr. C. Kent Osborne receives the 2016 Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture. 

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May 26, 2016

Dr. William G. Kaelin is honored with the 2016 Science of Oncology Award and Lecture for providing new insights into the biochemical functions of tumor suppressor proteins and their role in cancer development.

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May 26, 2016

Grace K. Dy, MD, discusses clinical trials in progress that evaluate the roles of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in the adjuvant setting for non–small cell lung cancer.

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May 26, 2016

Is elective node dissection the standard of care for T1/T2 head and neck cancer? As Dr. John A. Ridge details, the answer is not so simple.

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May 26, 2016

Three speakers will highlight importance of effective smoking cessation and lung cancer screening programs, as well as practical strategies for implementing these programs during a June 4 Education Session.

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May 26, 2016

Are we “putting the cart before the horse” by adding dual immunotherapy agents in study designs when we haven't defined and identified predictive markers to select patient populations to test immunotherapy modalities?

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May 26, 2016

The United States continues to experience significant volatility in the practice landscape because of policy, economic, and workforce issues, charging practice administrators across all practice settings to bridge the business and medical worlds in an effort to preserve the delivery care model.

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May 26, 2016

An Education Session examining high-and low-risk cases of Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents and young adults will use a case-based format to focus on the differences between how patients are approached, depending on whether they are being treated by adult oncologists or pediatric oncologists. 

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May 26, 2016

Susan G. Braun, MA, FASCO, is receiving the 2016 Partners in Progress Award for her work in advancing cancer care as the leader of several high-profile cancer organizations, including The Conquer Cancer Foundation® of ASCO, the Susan G. Komen® foundation, and The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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May 26, 2016

Jack Andraka, who at age 15 developed an inexpensive blood test for pancreatic cancer, reflects on his work in cancer.

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May 26, 2016

Follow-on biologics are here to stay and may improve access to cancer medications in low- and middle-income settings.

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May 26, 2016

Prof. Diana Lüftner and Prof. Bernhard Wörmann discuss the AMNOG law, which established mandatory risk–benefit assessment of new drugs in Germany.

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May 26, 2016

The Indian pharmaceutical market is the third largest in terms of volume and the India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally. In this editorial, Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar discusses how drugs are approved in India. 

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