2018 ASCO Annual Meeting Welcome for Patient Advocates

Last Updated: May 15, 2018

ASCO President, Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, welcomes patient advocates to the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.


Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO; ASCO President: Hello, I'm Dr. Bruce Johnson, President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Patient advocates share a common goal with ASCO: addressing the needs and concerns of people with cancer, and helping to accelerate progress. Whether you operate from an indvidual or organizational level, or a local, national, or international level, we support your efforts and are committed to providing you opportunities to learn, network, and collaborate.

2018 ASCO ® Annual Meeting; Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine

Dr. Johnson: The 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting runs from June first through fifth in Chicago, and I hope you'll join me at this premier oncology meeting that brings together more than 39 thousand attendees from around the world.

Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine

Dr. Johnson: This year's theme, "Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine," is sure to provide an exciting backdrop. We understand that your participation in the ASCO Annual Meeting is integral to your work, and we are thrilled that each year, about 450 patient advocates attend the meeting to learn more about the science and research presented to help inform their important work.

There are many unique opportunities designed just for the advocates at the meeting, including educational sessions and small group discussions which are held in the Patient Advocate Lounge.

Also, make sure to use Cancer.Net as your resource before, during, and after the Annual Meeting, where you can access detailed patient-friendly written summaries, videos, and audio podcasts from leading experts.

We encourage you to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting to gain the education, knowledge, and skills necessary for your work as a patient advocate. Thank you for your interest in the ASCO Annual Meeting. I hope to see you in Chicago.

Join Us: 2018 ASCO ® Annual Meeting 


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