Advertisement

Search Results

Advertisement



Your search for ASCO matches 17282 pages

Showing 1 - 50


issues in oncology
solid tumors

Race/Ethnicity and Poverty Are Associated With Worse Outcomes Among Children With High-Risk Neuroblastoma

Prior studies by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) have demonstrated population-based disparities in late relapse rates among Black children with high-risk neuroblastoma, and trial-based disparities in relapse and survival among children living in poverty receiving postconsolidation...

health-care policy

Study Finds State Public Welfare Spending Was Associated With Improved 5-Year Overall Survival in Black Patients With Cancer

According to a recent report by The Commmonwealth Fund, “large racial and ethnic health inequities, driven by factors both inside and outside the health-care delivery system [in the United States], are common.” The result, according to the report, is that actions that could mitigate health...

breast cancer

Nearly Half of Black Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Report Not Being Informed About Clinical Trials

A survey of patients with metastatic breast cancer found that 83% of Black respondents were somewhat or very likely to consider clinical trial participation; however, 40% of those respondents reported that they had not been informed by their care team about the opportunity to enroll in a trial. The ...

covid-19

Use of Telemedicine for Cancer Care Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic but Varied by Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Other Factors

With the rapid acceleration of the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the United States in March 2020, telemedicine visits became more common for cancer care. However, in an evaluation of telemedicine inequities among patients with 21 common cancers, there were distinctly lower levels of telemedicine...

leukemia

FDA Approves Ivosidenib/Azacitidine for Certain Patients With Newly Diagnosed AML

On May 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ivosidenib (Tibsovo) in combination with azacitidine for patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a susceptible IDH1 mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test in adults aged 75 or older, or who have...

President Biden’s Proposed Investment for Cutting-Edge Medical Research Should Not Jeopardize Funding for Existing Cancer Research Enterprise

“President Biden’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget request includes $5 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), the proposed new biomedical research agency focused on high-risk, bold, translational research projects, which could help accelerate progress against diseases...

issues in oncology

Incidental Respiratory Disease Found in Low-Dose CT Screens: Challenges and Opportunities

A retrospective analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) by Pinsky et al, summarized in the April 25, 2022, issue of The ASCO Post, found high rates of incidental respiratory abnormalities on low-dose computed tomography (CT) examinations.1 Specifically, the findings of emphysema and...

Representatives Diana DeGette and Fred Upton Named ASCO Congressional Champions for Cancer Care

ASCO recently presented Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO-1) and Fred Upton (R-MI-6) with the annual Congressional Champion for Cancer Care Award in recognition of their commitment to legislation that focuses on medical innovation. The award honors members of Congress who are leading champions...

ASCO Expands Oncology Summer Internship Program With Aims to Increase Workforce Diversity

ASCO recently announced six additional medical schools will participate in the second year of the Oncology Summer Internship (OSI) program, an immersive, 4-week summer internship for rising second-year medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine (UIM).1 In 2022, ASCO and a total of 11 ...

New England Cancer Specialists to Become Affiliate Member of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

New England Cancer Specialists has recently become an Affiliate Member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Affiliate Membership reflects a demonstrated commitment to excellence by meeting a wide array of standards and best practices in oncology care. Although New England Cancer Specialists is the...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

ASCO Guideline Rapid Update Addresses the Use of Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab in High-Risk Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A rapid update to the ASCO Guideline on neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer adds a recommendation on the use of pembrolizumab in patients with high-risk early-stage triple-negative breast cancer.1 The update follows a recent analysis from the randomized phase III KEYNOTE-522 trial that showed a...

lymphoma

Finding a New Normal After Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

As every patient diagnosed with cancer knows, the disease affects not just your physical well-being, but your emotional well-being, too. I was just 35 years old when I was diagnosed with early-stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma this past summer, and the news came at a time when I was feeling in top...

issues in oncology

Innovation Can Advance Equitable Cancer Care

The North Star of an organization is its mission statement. At ASCO, no initiative gets the green light unless it can fulfill the Society’s mission. ASCO updated its mission statement in 2020 specifically to reinforce our goal of reducing disparities, changing it to read: “Conquering cancer through ...

solid tumors

An Emergency Room Physician Offers Hands-on Perspective for Treating Patients With Cancer

According to research in the literature, adults with cancer generate high rates of emergency department visits, leading to hospitalization roughly 60% of the time—nearly four times the rate of the general population. Although many of these visits could be prevented, this phenomenon offers numerable ...

A Second Edition Adds New Value to Personalized Medicine

Since the publication of the first draft of the human genome, genotyping and genomics have been integrated into standard clinical care for select cancers. But as precision medicine in oncology develops to comprise big data, proteomics, transcriptomics, molecular imaging, and more, there are...

lung cancer

Long-Term Overall Survival in Unresectable Stage III NSCLC With Consolidation Durvalumab in the PACIFIC Trial: Translation to Real-World Outcomes?

Lung cancer mortality rates have declined by more than 50% in men since 1990 and more than 30% in women since 2002. These declines in mortality are largely due to increases in smoking cessation. However, in recent years, clinical treatment advances, such as targeted therapies and immunotherapy,...

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Establishes the Susan S. and Stephen P. Kelly Center for Cancer Immunotherapy

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced it has received a significant gift from Susan and Steve Kelly, local philanthropists and long-time supporters of CHOP, to establish the Susan S. and Stephen P. Kelly Center for Cancer Immunotherapy. The new Center, led by Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD,...

gastroesophageal cancer
immunotherapy

PD-1 Inhibition in First-Line Treatment of Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: More to Come on New Paradigm

Esophageal cancer is associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, with more than 600,000 new cases and 540,000 deaths in 2020. The squamous cell histology comprises nearly 90% of cases globally, despite its steady decline in the United States over the past 40 years. Historically,...

palliative care

Understanding Oncologists’ Perceptions About Palliative Care and the Barriers Preventing Its Use

Despite studies showing the benefits of early palliative care in improving the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer (including reducing symptoms of depression),1 a recent survey of oncologists found there is broad variation in the appropriate utilization of this care.2 Conducted by...

issues in oncology

ASCO Sets Goals to Advance the Clinician-Educator Career Pathway in Oncology

Although most oncology program directors and associate or assistant program directors consider themselves clinician-educators, they receive little to no formal medical education training to nurture trainees into clinician-educator careers and do not have a clinician-educator track for their...

issues in oncology

The Impact of War on Patients With Cancer

Just days after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, ASCO, together with its partners the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center–Jefferson Health, began assembling resources to establish a network of oncology professionals to help Ukrainian patients with cancer find...

John E. Dick, PhD, FAACR, to Receive Inaugural AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blood Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced that John E. Dick, PhD, FAACR, will receive the inaugural AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blood Cancer Research. The AACR established this award to recognize an individual for meritorious achievements and contributions to...

Perlmutter Cancer Center Appoints Inaugural Director of Center for Blood Cancers

Faith E. Davies, MD, a nationally renowned hematology expert, has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Center for Blood Cancers at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. Dr. Davies currently serves as Professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and...

global cancer care

Tackling the Global Burden of Cancer on Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer

      Several recent studies examining the global burden of cancer on adolescents and young adults (AYAs) show the growing magnitude of the disease’s impact on the lives of individuals between the ages of 15 and 39. Although considered a rare occurrence, cancer in this age group has risen by...

Elaine S. Jaffe, MD, Honored With Inaugural AACR James S. Ewing– Thelma B. Dunn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology

At the recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022, Elaine S. Jaffe, MD, received the inaugural AACR James S. Ewing–Thelma B. Dunn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology in Cancer Research. The AACR established this new award to honor pathologists who continue ...

Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, Recognized With 2022 Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award

The Pezcoller Foundation–American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research was presented to Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, at the Association’s 2022 Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans. Dr. Rosenberg was honored for his discovery and ...

UC Davis Launches Center for Advancing Cancer Health Equity

To address cancer health disparities in the region, the University of California (UC) Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is launching the Center for Advancing Cancer Health Equity, which will conduct community-engaged research and interventions using multilevel approaches. The new center will build...

breast cancer
covid-19

COVID-19 Restrictions Linked to Delayed Breast Cancer Care at Safety-Net Hospital

Millions of elective surgeries and medical procedures were canceled or postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, research shows that COVID-19 restrictions were also associated with significant delays in breast cancer care.1 Findings of a cohort study, which compared breast cancer care before and...

global cancer care

How St. Jude and the WHO Are Sparking an International Movement to Increase Treatment Access for Children With Cancer

The toll of cancer on children, especially those living in low-resource countries, is staggering. Each year, an estimated 400,000 children and adolescents worldwide develop cancer,1 and despite improved survival rates, the global 5-year net childhood cancer survival rate is only 37.4%,2 making...

breast cancer

Surgical Approach and Overall Survival in Younger Women With Breast Cancer

More extensive surgery does not improve survival over less aggressive surgery in younger women with breast cancer, according to data presented at the 2022 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting.1 The results of a retrospective study of nearly 600 patients showed that treatment with...

Diversity in Clinical Trials Training Program Renamed to Honor Robert A. Winn, MD

The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF), together with its partners National Medical Fellowships and the American Association for Cancer Research, has announced a new name for the $100 million, 5-year initiative launched in 2020 to increase diversity in clinical trials: The Robert A. Winn...

hepatobiliary cancer

Radiation Segmentectomy for Very Early– and Early-Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Radiation segmentectomy may be an effective treatment for very early– to early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that cannot be treated surgically or thermally. The findings from a multidisciplinary study by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai were published by Kim et al...

colorectal cancer

Study Finds Screen-Detected Colorectal Cancers May Have More Favorable Stage Distribution Than Colorectal Cancers Detected Otherwise

In a population-based study conducted in nine European countries for which data on mode of detection were available (Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, and Spain), the proportion of colorectal cancer cases detected by screening varied widely between...

head and neck cancer
pain management

Gabapentin May Be an Effective Alternative to Opioids for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Receiving Radiation

Patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiation therapy may be less likely to require opioids or a feeding tube if they received a higher dose of prophylactic gabapentin before their treatment, findings from a team of radiation oncologists showed. Their report, published by Ma et al in JAMA ...

prostate cancer
symptom management

Adverse Events Seen With Abiraterone or Enzalutamide Among Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Men taking either of the two most common oral medications for advanced prostate cancer who had also undergone hormone therapy to treat their disease were at higher risk of serious metabolic or cardiovascular issues than patients who were receiving hormone therapy alone, according to findings...

lung cancer

Report Examines Imaging Approach With Potential to Detect Lung Cancer at the Cellular Level

Researchers have found a way to identify lung cancer at the cellular level in real time during a biopsy, which may enable detection of the disease earlier and with more confidence. The findings, published by Kennedy et al in Nature Communications, demonstrated that an imaging agent detected via...

leukemia

FDA Approves Azacitidine for Newly Diagnosed Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia

On May 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved azacitidine (Vidaza) for pediatric patients with newly diagnosed juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). AZA-JMML-001 Efficacy was evaluated in AZA-JMML-001 (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT02447666), an international, multicenter,...

issues in oncology

Drug Developers Share Thoughts on the Oncology Pipeline and the Changes in Clinical Trials

Two oncologists who are now heads of oncology development for pharmaceutical companies discussed the future of cancer drugs at the Community Oncology Alliance’s 2022 Community Oncology Conference. They were ­Johanna Bendell, MD, Global Head of Oncology, Pharma Research, and Early Development at...

issues in oncology

Researchers Develop and Monitor Approaches to Fix Blood Vessel Abnormalities That Make Tumors Difficult to Treat

Tumors send out signals that impair normal blood flow, which makes them hard to treat with multiple therapies, including radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapy. Impaired blood supply creates an environment low in oxygen levels, which causes the tumors to take on aggressive...

issues in oncology

ASCO and ACCC Release Wide-Ranging Recommendations to Expand Diverse Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials

ASCO and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) have jointly released recommendations that address the lack of equity, diversity, and inclusion in cancer clinical trials. Published by Randall A. Oyer, MD, and colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the research statement details ...

colorectal cancer

Smitha S. Krishnamurthi, MD, on Colorectal Cancer: Treatment Updates

Smitha S. Krishnamurthi, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, discusses prognostic assays for localized colon cancer, the potential clinical uses and current limitations of prognostic assays for stage II to III disease, and checkpoint inhibitor therapy for metastatic colorectal...

genomics/genetics

Study Points to Expanded Genomic Testing to Benefit Children and Young Adults With Cancer

New findings from researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center published by Shukla et al in Nature Communications reported the results of using a comprehensive sequencing approach on 114 pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with solid tumors. The researchers found that their...

legislation

Medicaid Expansion Is Associated With Increased Survival in Newly Diagnosed Patients With Cancer

A large study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society showed that Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with an increase in 2-year overall survival rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer, especially among non-Hispanic Black people and people...

lung cancer
genomics/genetics

Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD, on Lung Adenocarcinoma: Somatic Mutations, Germline Risk, and Ancestry

Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses study findings that suggest the variation in frequency of EGFR and KRAS mutations in lung cancer may be associated with genetic ancestry in patients from Latin America. The results indicate it may be possible to identify...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Longer Follow-up Shows Adjuvant Immunotherapy After Bladder Cancer Surgery May Be Associated With Reduced Disease Recurrence

Treatment with the anti–PD-1 therapy nivolumab after surgery helped reduce cancer recurrence in patients with urothelial cancer of the bladder or other sites in the urinary tract that had invaded the muscle and therefore posed a high risk for recurrence, according to clinical trial results...

breast cancer

Study Investigates Possible Link Between Risk of Breast Cancer in Males and Male Infertility

The risk of invasive breast cancer in men may be associated with self-reported infertility, according to a study published by Swerdlow et al in the journal Breast Cancer Research. The authors interviewed 1,998 males in England and Wales diagnosed with breast cancer, with 112 (5.6%) also...

colorectal cancer

Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Test May Reduce Risk of Death From Colorectal Cancer

Recent research underlines the importance of following up with a colonoscopy exam after a positive result on an at-home stool test to screen for colorectal cancer. The test, known as the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), checks for traces of blood in patient-collected stool samples, which can be an...

bladder cancer
genomics/genetics

Report Finds Uptake of Erdafitinib for Urothelial Cancer May Be Limited, Despite Positive Real-World Survival Data

The first bladder cancer drug targeting a cancer-driving gene mutation has been used relatively little despite its clear efficacy in a clinical trial, suggests a report published as a research letter by Nimgaonkar et al in JAMA Oncology. Researchers analyzed a large, nationwide database of cancer...

gynecologic cancers

Pedro T. Ramirez, MD, on Hysterectomy for Early Cervical Cancer: New Findings on Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery

Pedro T. Ramirez, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the final analysis of the LACC trial (Laparoscopic Approach to Cervical Cancer), which showed that women with early cervical cancer who need a radical hysterectomy may have worse outcomes with minimally invasive...

gynecologic cancers

Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, on Ovarian Cancer: New Data on Mirvetuximab Soravtansine

Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses findings from the SORAYA study on the efficacy and safety of mirvetuximab soravtansine in patients who have platinum-resistant ovarian cancer with high folate receptor–alpha expression. Based on the results, Dr. Matulonis believes...

Advertisement

Advertisement



Advertisement