Find ASCO meeting highlights here, with an emphasis on primary care’s role in cancer management.
I know of no cadre of people in the world more desperately in need of hope than the 16 million people with cancer. â Vice President Joe Biden, addressing ASCO
PCPs face several barriers to prescribing breast cancer chemoprevention including poor knowledge of drugs and guidelines and inability to identify high risk women.
One-stop screening in a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic is feasible and can prevent and detect cancer at an early stage.
Lung cancer is the world's leading cause of cancer death. Community uptake of established screening guidelines remains problematic.
Periodic liquid biopsy may be preferable to repeat tissue biopsy for patient safety and convenience and to help adjust treatment.
Targeting treatment to molecular tumor abnormalities improved response among patients for whom no beneficial treatments remained.
Outcomes for patients who had recurrent or refractory multiple myeloma markedly improved with daratumumab added to a standard 2-drug regimen.
ASCO program calls for a shift from aggressive cancer-directed therapy to symptom-directed palliative care.
“Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research” was the theme of the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, held this week in Chicago.The idea is to encourage partnerships between oncologists and health care professionals in various disciplines to combine knowledge and strengthen the delivery of and access to high-quality cancer care.To that end, researchers and educators at the ASCO meeting presented the latest advances in cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis, management of symptoms, and care of survivors.Click above for ASCO meeting highlights, with an emphasis on the role of primary care in cancer management.An upcoming slideshow will describe more cancer advances of interest to primary care physicians.