American Society Of Clinical Oncology

Lung Cancer In Nonsmokers; Mourning Loss Of Sexual Function; Terminal Tourism

(MedPage Today) -- The American Cancer Society reviews the latest information about lung cancer that occurs in people who never smoked. A counselor talks about helping patients with cancer mourn the loss of their sexual function. (ASCO Connection...
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Study Finds Need For Better Inclusion Of Patients From Racial Minority Groups In Radiation Therapy...

A new study finds that the racial composition of clinical trials involving radiation therapy does not match that of the U.S. population. Findings will be presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.
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Bytes And Pieces Of Care; Overlooked 'side Effect'; Poverty And Cancer Mortality

(MedPage Today) -- The return of the house call: Providing cancer care in bytes and pieces. (ASCO Connection) Bipartisan Senate legislation requiring Medicaid to cover costs for routine care of clinical trial participants would "expand access...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medicaid, Clinical Trials

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Combo Tx Improves Pfs In High-risk Cll

(MedPage Today) -- At the American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual annual meeting, the GENUINE trial evaluated the addition of ublituximab to ibrutinib in previously treated patients with high-risk relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic...
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'impressive Results' From Stage Iii Melanoma Studies: Asco 2020

Dr Jeffrey Weber describes three adjuvant and/or neoadjuvant studies in stage III melanoma that piqued his interest at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual meeting. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology

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The Negative Effect Of Canceled In-person Meetings During Covid

(MedPage Today) -- This year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting was held in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While next year's meeting is tentatively set to be held in Chicago on June 4-8, 2021, there...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Shorter Time To Treatment For Patients In Rural Areas Improves Os

(MedPage Today) -- At the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) virtual scientific meeting, a study examined the differences in time to first treatment -- a surrogate for access to care -- and predictors of overall survival in...
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Finding The Will To Live; More Evidence For Hpv Vax; Relearning How To Talk

(MedPage Today) -- Finding a way to reconnect with family during COVID-19 restrictions helped a seriously ill patient regain his will to live. (ASCO Connection) In a bid to become the world leader in cancer care solutions, Germany-based Siemens...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Adding Pevonedistat To Azacitidine Shows Promise In Mds, Aml

(MedPage Today) -- In a phase II trial presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual annual meeting, adding pevonedistat to azacitidine showed a trend toward increased event-free survival and numerically better overall...
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Asco Urges Cautious Approach To Home Infusion

(MedPage Today) -- At-home infusion of anticancer therapy, without safety protocols or oncologist oversight, is not a safe alternative to conventional outpatient treatment, according to a position statement from the American Society of Clinical...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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First-line Io Combo Promising In Mcrc

(MedPage Today) -- The CheckMate 142 trial was presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) virtual scientific meeting, exploring an immunotherapy treatment combination in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer whose...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

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Astro Issues First Guideline On Radiation Therapy For Cervical Cancer

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- There is strong evidence supporting the use of radiation therapy (RT) for nonmetastatic cervical cancer, according to a clinical practice guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published in the...
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology

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Is Immunotherapy Combo A Better Option In Advanced Nsclc?

(MedPage Today) -- Three-year follow-up results from the phase III CheckMate 227 trial were presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific meeting, demonstrating that nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy)...
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Updated Results On Murano And Ascend In Cll

(MedPage Today) -- At the American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual annual meeting, one abstract measured the impact of premature venetoclax discontinuation/interruption on outcomes in relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)...
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The Adaura Debate Continues

(MedPage Today) -- In a plenary session at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific meeting, it was reported that adjuvant therapy with osimertinib for patients with EGFR mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC...
Related topics: Debate, American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Lung Cancer

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Asco Roundtable: Genitourinary Cancer Highlights

(MedPage Today) -- At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual meeting, over 100 sessions and thousands of abstracts on the latest emerging topics in cancer treatment were presented in an all-virtual format. MedPage Today brought...
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Triplet Regimen Shows Promise In Cll

(MedPage Today) -- At the American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual meeting, initial findings from a phase II study were reported on minimum residual disease (MRD)-driven, time-limited therapy with a regimen known as BOVen (zanubrutinib,...
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Adaura: Extremely Positive Data In Early Nsclc, But Questions Remain

(MedPage Today) -- Highly anticipated data from the phase III ADAURA trial were presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific meeting. In this exclusive MedPage Today video, H. Jack West, MD, a thoracic oncology...
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Surprising Results From The Pallas Trial

Dr Kathy Miller discusses the surprising -- and disappointing -- results from the PALLAS trial, which caught many off-guard by being announced via press release after the virtual ASCO meeting. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Episode 1: Advances In Metastatic Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- At the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology's virtual scientific meeting, over 100 sessions and thousands of abstracts on the latest emerging topics in cancer treatment were presented in all-virtual format. MedPage Today...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology

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