In this section, Cancer.Net offers news for patients, and their family and friends, about the cancer care and treatment advances announced during the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Annual Meeting each year. The 2013 meeting was held May 31-June 4. The 2014 event will be held May 30-June 3; patient advocates can now register for the 2014 meeting here.
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Thousands of scientific abstracts are released at the ASCO Annual Meeting, and the news announced includes the latest findings from cancer clinical trials, including new drug studies, that could change patient care. Some of these studies are from this year's Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO grant and award recipients. Cancer.Net's information helps put these results into context, through the following sections:
Read patient-friendly summaries of highlighted scientific abstracts, as well as search summaries of previous years' meetings.
Listen to leading experts give detailed analysis of top research news by disease-specific or topic area, in a downloadable and portable format.
Watch videos led by cancer experts who break down the science into specific disease areas and explain what the studies mean for people with cancer.
Learn more about the programs designed specifically for patient advocates at the ASCO Annual Meeting.
Get details about special events and happenings for the patient community at and in conjunction with the ASCO Annual Meeting.
Daily guides of the highlighted research presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting.