Tony Mok, MD, and James O. Armitage, MD, on The Current State of Cancer Research and Treatment: The Asian Perspective
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
James O. Armitage, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Tony Mok, MD, of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss oncology from an international point of view.
Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, of The West Clinic, describes a new initiative of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, designed to speed the adoption of immunotherapeutics in the community setting, where 60% of cancer patients are treated.
Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, of Duke University Medical Center, and Eric Roeland, MD, FAAHPM, of the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, discuss the use of palliative and hospice care for patients with solid tumors vs hematologic cancers and clinicians’ attitudes (Abstracts e20554 and 9524).
Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD, of University Hospitals Gasthuisberg/Leuven, and Axel Grothey, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discuss the Italian-led study on trastuzumab and lapatinib in HER2-amplified metastatic colorectal as well as other colorectal cancer findings discussed at ASCO (Abstract 3508).
Eric Roeland, MD, FAAHPM, of the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, and Areej El-Jawahri, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discuss two important studies on early palliative care and the use of anamorelin in advanced NSCLC with cachexia.
Christian Carrie, MD, of Centre Léon Bérard, and Celestia S. Higano, MD, of the University of Washington, discuss short hormonal therapy and radiotherapy as salvage treatment for relapse after radical prostatectomy (Abstract 5006).