The American Society of Clinical Oncology's Annual Meeting Shares the Latest Advances in Cancer Treatment

Research Being Presented at This Year’s Meeting Shows Remarkable Diversity in Advances for Patients
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Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, FASCO, ASCO Spokesperson and Expert in Breast Cancer

(Alexandria, VA, Monday, June 5, 2017) - Progress in cancer research and care has been made on many fronts in the past year. The American Society of Clinical Oncology will be holding its annual meeting, “Making a Difference in Cancer Care TOGETHER,” from Friday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Chicago. The meeting brings together the brightest minds of cancer research, education, and care to share advances that benefit patients with cancer everywhere.

Research being presented at this year’s meeting shows remarkable diversity in advances for patients, and includes:

  • Novel uses of technology and innovative approaches to care for the whole patient
  • Techniques to match the right patient with the right therapy at the right time
  • Ongoing success in precision medicine and immunotherapy
  • New strategies to help patients & survivors live better and longer 

Other studies being discussed include: the role of nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices in colon cancer survival, changes in the proportion of early-stage common cancers over a one-year period, and whether HPV vaccination is reducing oral HPV infections.  

ASCO represents the physicians who find new cures for cancer and care for patients at every step.

  • Our members’ expertise encompasses the entire patient experience – from prevention and diagnosis through treatment, supportive care, and survivorship
  • ASCO members conduct the patient-centered research that delivers better treatments – getting us closer to the day when cancer will be a manageable disease that people live with, rather than die from
  • ASCO has more than 40,000 members from 100+ countries – specialists in every cancer type, every treatment approach, in every setting
  • We work to improve cancer care worldwide – by connecting the global community of cancer care providers through educational, volunteer, and award opportunities in 45 countries
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