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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 14, 2018

Cannabis use in Western medicine was initially popularized by Irish physician William B. O’Shaughnessy in 1840. It was included in the U.S. Pharmacopeia shortly afterward and was often prescribed for rheumatism, cholera, tetanus, rabies, and labor pain.

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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 14, 2018

Although the diagnosis and treatment for malignancy can be an overwhelming experience for all patients and their caregivers, patients with disabilities in particular present unique challenges.

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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 14, 2018

Approximately 50% of high-grade serous ovarian cancers harbor genetic or epigenetic alterations in gene members of the homologous recombination repair (HRR) pathway.

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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 14, 2018

Sexual dysfunction is a common and persistent long-term complication affecting many cancer survivors.

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May 14, 2018

One of the most challenging aspects of prostate cancer management in the nonmetastatic setting is also one of its greatest strengths: the myriad choices patients and providers face.

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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 14, 2018

When we were asked to write an Expert Editorial about smoking cessation in patients with cancer, our first thought was, isn’t this topic settled and already well understood?

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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 14, 2018

Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is rare in Europe, the United States, and Canada. However, in some areas of South America, particularly in the Andean region of Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the incidence and mortality rate are high.

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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 14, 2018

It is an easy place to reach; the problem has always been returning home. From most world capitals, airliners will take you to Athens, Greece, and from there a short flight north will get you to Thesprotia in the region of Epirus.

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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 14, 2018

By 2030, the number of deaths due to lung cancer is expected to almost double for Latin American women and increase by 50% for Latin American men.

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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 13, 2018

National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines were recently updated to allow for a shorter duration of adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with low-risk stage III colon cancer.

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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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