Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, on End-of-Life Care: Impact of the Choosing Wisely Campaign
2016 ASCO Annual Meeting
Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the substantial overuse of aggressive medical care for younger patients at the end of life, despite ASCO recommendations (Abstract LBA10033).
Newly elected ASCO President Daniel F. Hayes, MD, of the University of Michigan Health System Comprehensive Cancer Center, talks about his vision for the society during his tenure.
Usha Menon, MD, of University College London, discusses a significant new version of a screening test for ovarian cancer that may reduce death from the disease (Abstract 5507).
Eric Roeland, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, and Linda Van Le, MD, of the University of North Carolina discuss ways to manage symptoms that affect up to 80% of postmenopausal women, diminishing their quality of life.
Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss mutation burden—its role in response to treatment with PD-L1 immunotherapy and its impact on progression-free survival and overall survival, as well as the link between intrinsic expression subtypes and treatment outcome with atezolizumab (Abstract 104).
Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Heather A. Wakelee, MD, of Stanford University, discuss findings on adjuvant chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab for early-stage non–small cell lung cancer, with outcomes based on chemotherapy subsets (Abstract 8507).