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Using the drop-down menu below, read about highlighted scientific news from ASCO's Annual Meetings since 2002. You can select a specific year and/or a specific topic, such as a type of cancer. Selecting "All" will take you to a complete list of articles that appear under all categories.
The 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting was held May 31-June 4, with research news released starting May 15. The 2014 event will be held May 30-June 3.
To read these summaries categorized into a yearly newsletter, you can also review Cancer Advances: News for Patients from the ASCO Annual Meeting.
Don’t forget to check out audio podcasts and videos about this news, as well. And, in addition to the highlighted studies below, thousands of scientific abstracts are released each year at the ASCO Annual Meeting. To search the entire collection of meeting abstracts, visit ASCO's website.
Results of a new study show that the majority of survivors of childhood cancer do not receive specialized long-term medical care, even though they are known to be at high risk for long-term health problems.
Lower doses of chemotherapy yield survival rates higher than 90% for infants and children with stage III or IV neuroblastoma, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that forms in the nerve tissues in the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, or adrenal gland in infants and young children. Although survival rates are generally high with the current standard treatment, the treatment can have long-term side effects, such as heart and kidney damage and hearing loss.
According to a new study, variations in genes that metabolize (break down) certain types of anticancer drugs may explain why some survivors of childhood cancer experience heart problems, such as congestive heart failure, later in life.
A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) shows that adult survivors of childhood cancer have five times the risk of developing moderate to severe health problems compared with their healthy siblings.