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lung cancer

Adjuvant Gefitinib Delays Recurrence in EGFR-Positive NSCLC

Adjuvant therapy with gefitinib (Iressa), an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted agent, was more successful at preventing recurrence than standard-of-care chemotherapy, in a phase III study of patients with EGFR-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).1 Gefitinib extended...

Bruce E. Johnson, MD, and Julie Vose, MD, MBA: A Conversation With ASCO’s 2017–2018 President

Julie Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Bruce E. Johnson, MD, of the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss Dr. Johnson’s upcoming tenure as ASCO President and his goals for the year ahead.

lung cancer

ASCO President, Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, Participates in Key Research With EGFR Mutation in Lung Cancer

Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, 2017–2018 ASCO President, was born in St. Peter, Minnesota, and grew up on a rural dairy farm. “Neither of my parents had college degrees, but working on a dairy farm with them gave me a solid work ethic. I was working outside on the farm before I was 10 years old. In...

issues in oncology

Setting His Presidential Course on Making Precision Medicine a Reality for More Patients

Ensuring that all patients with cancer have access to the potential benefits of precision medicine regardless of where they are treated has been a primary goal of Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, since the concept was first introduced following completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Dr....

head and neck cancer

Expert Point of View: Denise A. Galloway, PhD

Denise A. Galloway, PhD, Associate Director, Human Biology Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, whose research focus is human papillomavirus (HPV), told The ASCO Post that these findings provide new data for the field. “I can’t think of a large study of oral HPV infection in...

My Year of Living Wonderfully: 12 Months as ASCO President

EACH YEAR, the ASCO President chooses a theme for his or her term, which is not a trivial pursuit. Trying to think up something novel and catchy, yet not schmaltzy, is quite a challenge. However, in my year as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting, then during...

gynecologic cancers

ASCO 2017: HPV Vaccination May Reduce Oral HPV Infections but Is Still Underutilized

In one of the first large studies to explore the possible impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on oral HPV infections, researchers found it may confer a high degree of protection. The study of young adults in the United States showed that the prevalence of high-risk HPV infection was...

lung cancer

ASCO 2017: Gefitinib Treatment Can Delay Recurrence of Intermediate-Stage Lung Cancer

The targeted therapy gefitinib (Iressa) appears more effective in preventing recurrence after lung cancer surgery than the standard of care, chemotherapy. In a phase III clinical trial, patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-positive, stage II to IIIA non–small cell lung cancer ...

health-care policy

ASCO 2017: Increase in Early-Stage Cancer Diagnoses After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

An analysis of nearly 273,000 patients showed that between 2013 and 2014 there was a 1% increase in the percentage of breast, lung, and colorectal cancers diagnosed at the earliest, most treatable stage. Considering the thousands of people diagnosed with these cancers annually, a 1% increase in...

ASCO President-Elect Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, Reflects on Volunteer Service, Plans for Presidential Term

Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, began his term as ASCO President-Elect in June 2016 and will serve as 2017–2018 President. A thoracic cancer specialist, Dr. Johnson is Chief Clinical Research Officer and institute physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical...

lung cancer

Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib in BRAF V600E–Mutant Metastatic NSCLC

In a phase II trial reported in The Lancet Oncology, Planchard et al found that combined MAPK pathway inhibition with the BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and the MEK inhibitor trametinib (Mekinist) resulted in a high response rate in patients with BRAF V600E–mutant non–small cell lung cancer...

lung cancer

Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Shows Activity in BRAF V600E–Mutant Metastatic NSCLC

In a phase II trial reported in The Lancet Oncology, Planchard et al found that combined MAPK pathway inhibition with the BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and the MEK inhibitor trametinib (Mekinist) resulted in a high response rate in patients with BRAF V600E–mutant non–small cell...

2016 ASCO Annual Meeting Planning Committees

The ASCO Annual Meeting highlights the latest research and treatment advances in oncology, with nearly 30,000 oncology professionals attending each year. ASCO wishes to acknowledge the volunteers on this year’s Cancer Education and Scientific Program Committees and thank them for their time and...

lung cancer

Dabrafenib Active in BRAF-Mutant Metastatic NSCLC

Planchard et al found that the BRAF kinase inhibitor dabrafenib (Tafinlar) produced responses in previously treated and untreated patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a phase II trial reported in The Lancet Oncology. Activating BRAF V600E...

ASCO’s Incoming President-Elect Charts His Course for 2017

Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, was elected ASCO President for the 2017–2018 term this past December and will take office as President-Elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting, June 3–7, 2016, in Chicago. As an ASCO member since 1986, Dr. Johnson brings over 30 years of experience with ASCO to the...

Fellows of the American Society of Clinical Oncology: 2012 Recipients Will be Honored at ASCO Annual Meeting

Formerly called the ASCO Statesman Award, which launched in 2007, the new distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) is designed to honor ASCO’s most active volunteer members. “The FASCO status represents recognition for the most dedicated volunteer members inside...

American Association for Cancer Research Inaugurates the First Class of Fellows of the AACR Academy

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) inaugurated the first class of Fellows of the AACR Academy at the association’s annual meeting held this month in Washington, DC. The AACR Academy has been created to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose major scientific...

Institute of Medicine Elects New Members, Foreign Associates

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 43rd Annual Meeting.  “It is an honor to welcome our highly distinguished colleagues to the Institute of Medicine,” said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg.  “These individuals have...

ASCO Celebrates Oncology Luminaries for 50th Anniversary

In the 50 years since the American Society of Clinical Oncology was founded, the treatment of cancer has advanced dramatically, due to the work of researchers making important scientific breakthroughs, physicians responsible for delivering those advances to patients, and countless others who...

Institute of Medicine Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates

The  Institute of Medicine (IOM) has announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 44th Annual Meeting held in October.  Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated...

health-care policy

Policy Issues in Molecularly Targeted Therapy: The Science, the Money, the Applications

In the past decade, much new knowledge about the molecular underpinnings of cancer has accumulated, and the array of molecular aberrations in each individual tumor can be assessed through genomic sequencing and other tests. The rationale for and feasibility of developing molecularly targeted...

ASCO Announces Candidates for 2016 Election

Seventeen distinguished ASCO members have been selected by the ASCO Nominating Committee as candidates for open leadership positions within the Society. They include the office of President-Elect, four seats on the Society’s Board of Directors, and three seats on the ASCO Nominating Committee....

The Future of ASCO: President-Elect Candidates Share Their Vision

S. Gail Eckhardt, MD, FASCO, is a tenured Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she also holds the Stapp Harlow Chair in Cancer Research. She has been a faculty member at the institution since 1999 and was Division Head of Medical Oncology from 2006–2014. Currently, she...

Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, Elected ASCO President for 2017–2018 Term

Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, has been elected President of ASCO for the term beginning in June 2017. He will take office as President-Elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2016. Additionally, four new members were elected to the ASCO Board of Directors, as well as three new...

lung cancer

Improved Progression-Free but Not Overall Survival With Addition of Maintenance Erlotinib to Bevacizumab After Chemotherapy Plus Bevacizumab in NSCLC

In the phase IIIB ATLAS trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Bruce E. Johnson, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues assessed the addition of maintenance erlotinib (Tarceva) to bevacizumab (Avastin) following chemotherapy plus bevacizumab in first-line treatment of ...

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