In a phase III clinical trial of people with previously untreated metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC), combining immunotherapy atezolizumab with targeted therapy bevacizumab delayed cancer growth by about three months longer than sunitinib, another targeted therapy.
"Over the past few decades we’ve seen global cancer death rates drop thanks to dramatic improvements in diagnosis and treatment. But the unfortunate reality is that millions of patients worldwide are not yet reaping the benefits of the progress we’ve made because of inability to access care. All too often, where someone lives dictates their chances of surviving cancer."
Co-sponsors of the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium announced today five abstracts that will be highlighted in the meeting’s official Press Program. Researchers will present the findings of these studies in an embargoed presscast for reporters, taking place Monday, February 12, 2018, from 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. ET.
SAN FRANCISCO – Eight noteworthy studies exploring the implications of immuno-oncology for patient care will be presented at the 2018 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium. The meeting will take place January 25-27 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California. These notable abstracts discuss the efficacy of immunotherapy in rare cancers, biomarkers to predict which patients will benefit most, and managing the adverse effects of immune-based treatments.
We are deeply concerned about the sequestration cuts that would be triggered by passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The core mission of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is to ensure that cancer patients have meaningful access to high-quality cancer care. We fear that the current proposal will harm patients with cancer by reducing access to care, a situation that could adversely impact treatment needed to extend and save patients' lives.
SAN DIEGO – Five studies exploring noteworthy issues in palliative care will be presented at the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, taking place October 27-28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. These key abstracts explore several approaches for improving quality of life and quality of care for people with cancer, as well as survivors of cancer.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study suggests that people with advanced cancer prefer doctors communicate with them face-to-face with just a notepad in hand rather than repeatedly using a computer. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego, California.
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. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) has announced that the first three practices in Spain have received Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification through QOPI Certification Program™, LLC (QCP). The accreditations were given today at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress in Madrid, Spain.
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.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) congratulates Dr. Norman "Ned" Sharpless on his appointment as director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). ASCO is encouraged that NCI will have at its helm an accomplished researcher with experience leading a wide range of clinical and translational research endeavors focused on bringing new insights into cancer prevention and treatment.
CHICAGO – In an early clinical trial, 33 out of 35 (94%) patients had clinical remission of multiple myeloma upon receiving a new type of immunotherapy ̶ chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells targeting B-cell maturation protein or BCMA. Most patients had only mild side effects.
ASCO strongly opposes the Administration’s proposed cuts to federal agencies that support biomedical research and Medicaid for Fiscal Year 2018, including a 21 percent proposed funding cut for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a 20 percent proposed funding cut for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and reducing Medicaid funding by more than $600 billion. Such extreme reductions to programs that are critical to research will fundamentally damage our nation’s progress in treating patients and will irreversibly harm our nation’s already fragile biomedical research infrastructure.
ASCO applauds members of the House and Senate for their vote this week to provide a $2 billion increase in funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This marks the first time in more than a dozen years that Congress has provided the NIH with a back-to-back funding increase.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®), has announced that Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, Calif. has signed an agreement to participate in the CancerLinQ® platform.