ASCO Conference Coverage

New way to predict response to chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer

The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes ahead of treatment may help predict response to platinum-based chemotherapy in women with triple-negative breast cancer, according to a new study.

ASCO guidelines recommend adjuvant endocrine therapy extension

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is updating its guidelines on adjuvant endocrine therapy to recommend tamoxifen for up to 10 years for women with nonmetastatic hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

Early impressions and comments from ASCO thought leaders

The 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting tweeters share their opinions on oncology care, and more. Here is a selection of their thoughts as expressed via social media.

ASCO: Unneeded cancer care is rare

New study challenges belief that inappropriate cancer treatments fuel health care costs, researcher says.

ASCO: LDCT lung cancer screening model will up diagnoses

Implementation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening is expected to increase lung cancer diagnoses and increase Medicare expenditure.

ASCO releases advanced HER2+ breast cancer guidelines

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued recommendations for the treatment of HER2-positive advanced breast cancer and advanced HER2-positive breast cancer with brain metastases.

ASCO guideline update for sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its 2005 guideline for use of sentinel node biopsy in early breast cancer.

ASCO: Demand for quality care increasing but millions lack access

Millions lack access to quality cancer care; one-quarter of uninsured forgo care because of costs.

Prognostic test modifies treatment decisions for prostate cancer patient

Results from PROCEDE 500, a clinical utility study with the Prolaris test, demonstrated the significant clinical value of Prolaris to physicians who are treating men with prostate cancer.

ASCO: Combination vaccine best for pancreatic cancer

Combination vaccine significantly improves overall survival in pancreatic cancer, compared with single-component vaccine.

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