thyroid cancer

October 7, 2021
Sonja Hibbs

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy: How to Prepare and What to Expect


Your doctor may recommend a fine needle aspiration biopsy, also called a fine needle biopsy or FNA, to find out if a mass from a scan or examination is cancer. Here, learn what the procedure is, how to prepare, and how it’s used to diagnose cancer.

ASCO ® American Society of Clinical Oncology; Clinical Cancer Advances 2019: ASCO's Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer
January 31, 2019
Greg Guthrie, ASCO Staff

Progress in Treating Rare Cancers: The 2019 Advance of the Year

Greg Guthrie

In 2019, ASCO recognizes the progress in treating rare cancers as the Advance of the Year. Impressive progress has been made in bringing new treatment advances to cancers that are rare and difficult to treat. This year’s Clinical Cancer Advances report describes emerging treatments for thyroid cancer, uterine cancer, desmoid tumor, neuroendocrine tumor, and tenosynovial giant cell tumor.

2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. #ASCO17
June 3, 2017
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

ASCO Annual Meeting 2017: News on Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, TRK Fusion Protein Inhibition, Using Blood Tests to Screen for Cancer, and Genomic Testing


Oncology professionals from around the globe are in Chicago for the ASCO Annual Meeting. Research highlights from today include pregnancy after breast cancer, abiraterone for prostate cancer, a new medication that targets a rare genetic abnormality, new blood test technology for cancer screening, and genomic testing.

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