2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium Press Program to Feature New Research on Pain Management and Immunotherapy-Related Toxicities

For immediate release
October 23, 2018


Julianne Lee

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –– Organizers of the 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium announced today two abstracts will be highlighted in the meeting’s official Press Program:

  • A randomized control trial of a novel artificial-intelligence based smartphone application to optimize the management of cancer-related pain (Abstract 76).
  • Immunotherapy-related toxicities: More common than originally reported? (Abstract 184).

The 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium will take place November 16–17, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. Abstracts presented at the symposium will provide information that is vital to the entire cancer care continuum, from research regarding biologic mechanisms of symptoms to caring for patients’ psychosocial and spiritual needs during cancer treatment and at end of life. On-site facilities for reporters will include a working newsroom and access to leading experts in quality care.

Visit the 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium Media Resource Center for instructions on how to register for the meeting.

Four leading medical specialty societies co-sponsor the Symposium: the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).


Registration and Housing Instructions

To register to attend the 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium on site in San Diego, please visit ASCO's Media Headquarters site at MediaHQ.asco.org.

Reminder: If you received credentials for the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting, you are approved to access embargoed meeting materials in Media Headquarters through March 1, 2018. Unless you plan to attend the meeting in person, you do NOT need to register through Media Headquarters. You will have access to any embargoed press releases, regardless of whether you plan to attend the meeting in person.

If you have any questions, please contact Julianne Lee at 571-483-1381 or mediaregistration@asco.org.

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About ASCO: 

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Learn more at www.ASCO.org, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's (AAHPM) is the professional organization dedicated to advancing hospice and palliative care and improving the care of patients with serious illness. Our activities focus on professional education and training, development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice standards, research, and public policy advocacy. 

About the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, and Advances in Radiation Oncology, developed and maintains an extensive patient website; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment. 

About the Multinational Association of Support Care in Cancer
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is an international, multidisciplinary organization with members from six continents and nearly 70 countries. It operates in collaboration with the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). Founded in 1990, MASCC is dedicated to research and education in all areas of supportive care for patients with cancer, regardless of the stage of the disease. MASCC promotes professional expertise in supportive care through research and the scientific exchange of ideas. A focus on supportive care leads to better treatment outcomes and greater quality of life for people with cancer.