Individuals with cancer or a history of cancer should be eligible for clinical trials—including COVID-19 vaccine trials—unless there is safety justification for exclusion, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) assert in a joint position statement released today.
A new ASCO guideline update recommends offering 1 year of adjuvant olaparib to patients with high-risk early-stage human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer and germline BRCA mutations after completion of (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy and local treatment, including radiation.
Oncology providers familiar with the ASCO guideline on older adults with cancer are two to four times more likely to conduct a geriatric assessment on patients with cancer over the age of 65, according to the first international ASCO survey aimed at determining if and how often cancer providers are using geriatric assessments when treating older adults.
Statement by ASCO President Howard A. "Skip" Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, applauding the Surgeon General for releasing its first report on smoking cessation in 30 years.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today published standards on the safe handling of hazardous drugs in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. ASCO’s standards largely endorse best practices issued by other stakeholder groups for safely handling hazardous drugs but offer alternatives in several key areas where more research is needed to identify evidence-based safety measures.
Three prominent medical societies today issued a new clinical guideline for physicians treating men with early-stage prostate cancer using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Adoption of the guideline could make treatment shorter and more convenient for many patients with prostate cancer, the most common malignancy among American men.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Effective clinician communication is a core element of all patient-centered oncology care. The complexities of cancer, and its ever-present association with mortality, require specialized communication skills.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - New recommendations on the use of the MammaPrint genomic test issued today will help guide decisions on adjuvant systemic therapy for women with early breast cancer. The recommendations update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 clinical practice guideline on the use of biomarkers in these patients.