Clifford A. Hudis, MD: A Message From ASCO’s CEO

2024 ASCO Annual Meeting


Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), talks about the 2024 Annual Meeting, and a focus on the compassionate side of cancer care.


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Welcome, everybody, to the 60th Annual ASCO Meeting. This meeting is an especially meaningful and exciting one for me because this comes on the heels of decades of really powerful advances across all of oncology, including, of course, targeted therapy, small molecules, immunotherapy, and engineered cells, among many other advances that I'd say in the last five to 10 years have truly transformed oncology. But what makes this year's meetings especially exciting, is that we have coupled this with a call for humanism in medicine and a reminder of the privilege of caring for patients and families through this most difficult time. Our president, Dr. Lynn Schuchter, who's been on the leading edge of the most exciting advances in cancer, especially those in melanoma, at the same time is one of the most compassionate, holistic kinds of physicians anyone could hope to see, and she brings that with passion to this meeting. So we're very, very excited by the inclusion of so many new resources and learnings for our community to help them help their patients around the world more effectively than ever before.

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