ASCO Conference Coverage

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.

ASCO report highlights cancer progress in 2013

Report features 76 studies; highlights new approaches to cancer care and new treatments.

ASCO endores Cancer Care Ontario's CRC follow-up guidelines

Surveillance should be planned according to presumed risk of recurrence and patients' functional status.

NCI and ASCO symposium offer strategies for clinical trial accrual

A research team from the NCI and ASCO presented a summary of best practices and strategies for future research in a co-sponsored symposium.

ASCO issues tobacco control recommendations

Improved education, support for tobacco control policies, and more research were recommended by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Eribulin has greater overall survival benefit than capecitabine for metastatic breast cancer

In women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer who shared certain traits, treatment with the newer chemotherapy agent eribulin mesylate had increased benefit over capecitabine.

HER2 gene abnormalities found in a variety of advanced cancers

Irregularities in the expression of the HER2 growth-factor gene have been found in 14 different advanced solid tumors.

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