2011 Best of ASCO Miami

Supportive Care

Lifestyle Changes Can Benefit Patients with Cancer

Oncologists may successfully manage their patients with cancer by following treatment guidelines, but they come up short when it comes to prescribing simple measures to enhance their patients’ health,...

Skin Cancer

Using the New Melanoma Drugs in the Clinic

With two effective new treatments for advanced melanoma, the question has become how to best use them and how to manage their toxicities.  Vemurafenib (Zelboraf) and ipilimumab (Yervoy)1 have differen...

Supportive Care
Geriatric Oncology

Yoga, Geriatric Assessment, and Nausea/Vomiting Addressed in Session on Supportive Care and Survivorship Issues

Marie E. Wood, MD, of the Familial Cancer Program at the University of Vermont, Burlington, addressed clinically relevant issues in supportive care and survivorship at the Best of ASCO® Annual Meeting...

Skin Cancer

Adjuvant Treatment Still Standard in Melanoma, but New Drugs Prolong Life in Metastatic Setting

At the Best of ASCO® Miami meeting, Omid Hamid, MD, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute (www.theangelesclinic.org), Los Angeles, California, reviewed abstracts that received a great deal of atte...

Gynecologic Cancers

Screening for Ovarian Cancer May Do More Harm Than Good, but New Therapies for the Disease Are Improving Outcomes

At the Best of ASCO Miami meeting, Daniela Matei, MD, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, described how new approaches are significantly prolonging remission in ovari...

Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer

Novel Management Strategies Assessed in Renal Cell and Prostate Cancers

At the Best of ASCO Miami meeting, William Oh, MD, of the Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, described new trends and remaining questions in the management of renal cell...

Breast Cancer

Other Breast Cancer Studies of Note

At this year’s Best of ASCO® Miami meeting, Harold Burstein, MD, PhD, discussed several studies he found interesting and relevant to clinical practice. Genomic Assays One study examined two genomic as...

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Studies Explore Wide Variety of Prevention and Treatment Strategies, Offering New Insights

At the Best of ASCO® meeting in Miami, Harold Burstein, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and Carey K. Anders, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presented high-impact breas...




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