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2018 ASCO Annual Meeting

The 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting, held June 1-5 in Chicago will be the platform for the release of thousands of scientific abstracts -- highly anticipated cancer research news for many people, including patients, caregivers, and the public. ASCO is pleased to share this timely information with the public in a variety of ways. On this page, you can find highlights of the scientific news program throughout the event.

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Wednesday, May 16

New Research from the ASCO Annual Meeting

Between June 1 and 5, oncology professionals from around the world will be at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, presenting and discussing the latest research in cancer treatment and patient care. This evening, some of the new research that will be presented at the Annual Meeting was released. Read patient-friendly summaries of several highlighted studies at Cancer.Net.

In one of the presented studies, a clinical trial of 357 people being treated for head and neck cancer found that those who used mobile and sensor technology daily to monitor their health had less severe general and cancer-related symptoms than those who received the usual care.

Patients send data through digitally connected devices; health care teams review and make treatment recommendations. ASCO ®

Additional research released today includes:

  • 6 months of treatment with trastuzumab for HER2-positive breast cancer can be as effective and causes fewer heart problems than 12 months of treatment

  • New treatment schedules for T-cell leukemia and lymphoma lengthen the lives of younger patients

  • Most people who smoke heavily are not screened for lung cancer

  • Broad genetic testing may be a better choice for advanced lung cancer

  • Psychotherapy and acupuncture are effective for treating insomnia in cancer survivors

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