February 15, 2017

Lung cancer takes more than 1.5 million lives worldwide each year. This translates to 4,100 deaths per day, on average, nearly three a minute. Even in the modern era of targeted therapy, prospects of long-term survival remain elusive.

February 6, 2017

Pediatric oncology has long been on the leading edge of research, innovation and personalized approaches to care.

January 24, 2017

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published “Trends and Patterns of Disparities in Cancer Mortality Among US Counties, 1980-2014” by Modak et al. The study found that cancer deaths in the U.S. declined by 20 percent from 1980-2014, but there were large differences in cancer mortality as well as areas with unusually higher mortality rates across counties. ASCO's Presdient Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FACP, FASCO,weighs in on what this means for the cancer community. 

January 19, 2017

Cancer and its treatment can profoundly diminish a person’s physical condition and quality of life. The good news is that exercise can help alleviate a whole range of symptoms and improve overall well-being. Perhaps contrary to common belief, exercise is safe for majority of patients and survivors

January 18, 2017

The World Health Organization and the National Cancer Institute recently released a report that finds smoking and its side effects cost the world's economies more than $1 trillion and kill about 6 million people each year. The report also noted that this number is expected to rise by more than a third by 2030. ASCO issued the following statement from President Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FASCO, FACP.

January 17, 2017

Small renal masses are defined as solid kidney tumors ­< 4 cm. They are often discovered unintentionally, when a patient undergoes an imaging test, such as ultrasound, for another reason. Up to 25% of small renal masses are benign tumors and another 25% are malignant but slow-growing (indolent). 

January 11, 2017

We hear about many factors that contribute to breast cancer risk – genetics, lifestyle, hormones are just a few are consistently discussed and researched. However, it’s difficult to point to one single cause when it comes to breast cancer risk. By considering all known factors, researchers are creating powerful tools to predict a woman’s risk for breast cancer more accurately.

January 5, 2017

The American Cancer Society issued a report today that finds a 25% drop in the overall cancer death rate in the United States since 1991. ASCO issued the following statement from Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FASCO, FACP.