Highlights of the Day: 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting
The 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting is the platform for the release of thousands of scientific abstracts -- highly anticipated cancer research news for many people, including patients, caregivers, and the public. On this page, you can learn about highlights of the scientific news program being announced each day of the meeting from Friday, May 31 to Monday, June 3, 2013.
Monday, June 3
Advances in cancer care, treatment, prevention, and survivorship continue to be discussed at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago. Cancer.Net , ASCO's patient education website, is excited to provide you with the following summaries and discussions by ASCO experts about what these studies mean for people with breast or lung cancer, as well as their friends and families.
- Two Commonly Used Paclitaxel Chemotherapy Schedules are Equally Effective for Early-Stage Breast Cancer, but One Has Fewer Side Effects 
- For Early-Stage Breast Cancer, Lymph Node Radiation Therapy Works as Well as Surgery with a Lower Risk of Lymphedema 
- One in Five African American Women with Breast Cancer Have a Genetically Higher Risk of Breast Cancer 
In this video , Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, President of ASCO, discusses these advances in breast cancer research.
For more information about this study, listen to this podcast  with Marjorie Glass Zauderer, MD, Member, ASCO Cancer Communications Committee.
In case you missed any of the research presented this weekend, get highlights of the latest advances from the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting in an interactive PDF .
Watch for Research Round Up Podcasts This Summer
Throughout the summer on Cancer.Net, watch for the Research Round Up podcast series  that covers additional scientific findings from the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting. Led by top experts, these weekly podcasts are designed to help deepen your knowledge about the wave of cancer research released at this meeting. Each podcast will be about a different topic.
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Sunday, June 2
The 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting is well underway. As additional research that affects cancer care, treatment, prevention, and survivorship is released, Cancer.Net  and @CancerDotNet  on Twitter continue to be your sources for breaking news.
Today, promising results from studies about cervical cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and glioblastoma will be presented.
- Cervical Cancer Screening with Vinegar Could Prevent Thousands of Deaths Each Year in Developing Countries 
- Bevacizumab Lengthens Lives for Patients with Recurrent and Advanced Cervical Cancer 
Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, President of ASCO, discusses these advances in cervical cancer research in this video .
To learn more about what this study means for patients, listen to this podcast with Gregory A. Masters, MD, FACP, Member, ASCO Cancer Communications Committee.
For more information about this study, watch this video  with Dr. Swain.
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Saturday, June 1
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) began yesterday. Right now, more than 25,000 cancer specialists from around the world are in Chicago discussing research that emphasizes the theme of "Building Bridges to Conquer Cancer." During this meeting, Cancer.Net , ASCO's patient education website, is your source for the latest advances in cancer care, including easy-to-read research summaries and podcasts and videos that allow you to hear directly from leading oncologists about what these studies mean for people with cancer and their caregivers.
Exciting new research on melanoma, ovarian cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, and colorectal cancer will be presented today.
- Adding GM-CSF to Ipilimumab Lengthens the Lives of Patients with Metastatic Melanoma 
- An Investigational Drug, Nivolumab, Shrinks Advanced Melanoma Tumors 
- Selumetinib Is the First Effective Drug for Advanced Melanoma of the Eye 
For more information about these advances in melanoma treatment, watch this video  with Clifford Hudis, MD, President-Elect of ASCO.
- Treatment with Pazopanib After Successful Chemotherapy Delays the Recurrence of Advanced Ovarian Cancer 
To learn more about what this study means for patients, listen to the accompanying podcast  with Carol Aghajanian, MD, Member, ASCO Cancer Communications Committee.
- Spouses of Patients with HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Cancer Do Not Have a Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infections 
Watch this video  with Dr. Hudis for a further discussion of this research.
To learn more about this study, listen to this podcast   with Richard Goldberg, MD, Associate Editor, Cancer.Net Editorial Board.
Stay Up-to-Date Throughout the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting
Watch Cancer.Net  for more research news in the coming days! If you want to get real-time updates from the meeting, follow Cancer.Net on Twitter  (@CancerDotNet) or use the ASCO meeting hashtag, #ASCO13. You can also connect with Cancer.Net on Facebook  or Google+ . Thousands of scientific abstracts will be released, many of which are from grant and award recipients of the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO .