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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.


May 18, 2018

George Daneker Jr., MD, is chief medical officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) and began attending the ASCO Annual Meeting in the 1990s.

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May 18, 2018

Todd A. Pickard, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is a long-time ASCO Annual Meeting attendee, faculty member, and volunteer.

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May 18, 2018

There is no question that advances in cancer diagnostics and treatment have dramatically improved the cancer care landscape.

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May 18, 2018

The role of caregivers in oncology has taken on new importance as cancer care moves into the outpatient and home-based setting.

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May 18, 2018

Chemotherapy, radiation, and other systemic cancer treatments can significantly affect fertility in patients of reproductive age, as well as children.

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May 17, 2018

Long-time ASCO Annual Meeting attendee Leslie Samuel, MD, provides advice to new attendees on how to get the most out of the Meeting.

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May 17, 2018

The Education Session “Precision Medicine for Primary Central Nervous System Tumors: Are We There Yet?” on June 2* will highlight the novel, clinically actionable mutations that have been identified in gliomas, craniopharyngiomas, and meningiomas.

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May 17, 2018

The Education Session “Next-Generation Diagnostics Beyond Tissue” on June 4* promises to provide an in-depth look at the novel innovations in noninvasive cancer molecular diagnostic platforms as well as their potential and challenges.

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May 17, 2018

Systems that allow remote monitoring of symptoms in patients undergoing chemotherapy have been shown to help improve patients’ quality of life and increase their overall survival (OS).

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May 17, 2018

Although immunotherapy drugs may now provide a treatment option for older patients with cancer who are ineligible for, or whose disease fails, chemotherapy, there are many unanswered questions about the efficacy and adverse effects of immunotherapy in this patient population.

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May 17, 2018

Oncologists are increasingly recognizing the importance of geriatric assessment in treating older adults with cancer.

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May 17, 2018

It is well known that maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol consumption, and taking precautions against sun exposure can reduce the risk of developing certain cancers and improve treatment outcomes in patients diagnosed with specific cancers.

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May 17, 2018

ASCO is dedicated to supporting and improving clinical trials in any way that can take advantage of today’s scientific and technological opportunities.

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May 17, 2018

Most oncologists think of precision medicine in terms of targeting treatment to attack molecular changes in tumor cells.

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May 17, 2018

Opioid Prescription Trends Among Patients With Cancer Referred to Outpatient Palliative Care Over a 6-Year Period.

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May 17, 2018

Assessment of Treatment Patterns for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in Brazil.

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May 17, 2018

Identifying a Clinically Applicable Mutational Burden Threshold as a Potential Biomarker of Response to Immune Checkpoint Therapy in Solid Tumors.

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May 17, 2018

Pilot Study of an Internet-based Self-Management Program for Symptom Control in Patients With Early Stage Breast Cancer.

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May 17, 2018

On June 1, ASCO Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to participate in four workshops, each including interactive, didactic teaching along with hands-on experiences.

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May 17, 2018

The latest edition of ASCO-SEP®, ASCO’s self-evaluation program in oncology, is available for purchase from ASCO University®.

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