ASCO 2016

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will host its Annual Meeting on June 3-June 7, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois, at McCormick Place. This year's meeting, Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research, is focused on integrating care and involving all stakeholder voice to improve outcomes in cancer patients. Sign up for our daily e-mail blasts on our registration page, and check back here during the conference for the full coverage

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ASCO is conducting a clinical trial to evaluate how different targeted cancer drugs work to find additional uses outside its FDA indication.
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Patients with lung cancer who reported symptoms via Moovcare showed 1-year survival of 75%.
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The highest retail prices for 23 different cancer drugs was found in the United States.
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Adding temozolomide (Temodar) to chemoradiation reduced the risk of death by 33% in elderly glioblastoma patients.
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Aggressive treatment approach shows promise in children with high risk brain cancer.
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Choosing Wisely recommendations have not substantially changed the care received by patients in the last 30 days of life.
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Women diagnosed with breast cancer who carry a BRCA mutation have up to a 50% lifetime risk of developing a second breast cancer.
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Rovalpituzumab tesirine reduced tumor growth and even shrank tumors in some patients with small cell lung cancer.

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