ASCO University® Launches New Programs

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A couple of convenient new educational opportunities are now available on the ASCO University® website (

Cardiac Comorbidity Boards

ASCO University® is now offering a pilot series that focuses on cardiovascular disease and cancer treatment–related toxicities. Each module in this online program features a patient case that is presented and discussed by expert faculty and an open discussion forum that facilitates continued interaction and dialogue between online participants and the faculty.

Planning Group members Sandra Swain, MD, Director of the Washington Cancer Center in Washington, DC, and Richard Steingart, MD, FACC, FSGC, Chief of Cardiology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, collaborate to identify topic areas for each module and identify experts in cardiology and oncology to present the case discussion.

“This new series addresses some of the difficult cardiac issues that must be managed in our patients,” Dr. Swain said.

Two case topics are currently available; the first deals with toxicities associated with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and anthracycline therapy, and the second focuses on hypertension and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling pathway inhibitors. A third module will be released in the fall and will address issues related to treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

The Cardiac Comorbidity Boards can be accessed at

New Webinar Series

ASCO is also offering live, 1-hour webinars as part of a new Monthly Webinar Series on the ASCO University® website. This new series shares key scientific and educational presentations and focuses on highlights from ASCO’s thematic meetings. Webinar topics include:

  • The Role of the Primary Care Provider in the Care of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
  • 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Highlights
  • 2011 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Highlights
  • Tumor Oncology: Challenging Cases
  • Lymph Node Dissection in Breast Cancer
  • 2011 Annual Meeting Highlights (gastrointestinal, genitourinary, breast)
  • 2011 Annual Meeting Highlights (lung, melanoma, lymphoma )

Webinars are available for purchase at A discount is available for all ASCO members. ■

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