Changing the Lives of People With Cancer Through Research

May 30, 2018
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

Whenever you hear about a new, approved treatment for cancer, that advance has been discovered, tested, and tested again through research in a clinical trial.share on twitter Clinical trials are what drive progress in the way doctors and other oncology professionals understand and treat cancer. The results from these clinical trials are usually published in scientific journals, but they are also presented at scientific meetings, like the ASCO Annual Meeting.

In this video, ASCO President Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, describes a presentation he saw about 10 years ago at the ASCO Annual Meeting and how it has dramatically changed the lives of some people with lung cancer since then. 

From June 1 to 5 this year, nearly 32,000 oncology professionals from around the globe will meet in Chicago to discuss and debate the latest cancer research. This research is not abstract. As Dr. Johnson notes in the video, each year’s studies from the ASCO Annual Meeting have real and life-changing effects for people with cancer. ASCO’s patient website, Cancer.Net, will closely cover the 2018 meeting’s highlights for patients and their families, so be sure to check back for news each day of the event and follow Cancer.Net on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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