American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Alexandria, VA USA

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Large Study Shows Preventive Ovarian Surgery in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers Should Be Performed Early for Greatest Benefit; Substantial Mortality Risk Reduction Found for All Brca Mutation Carriers

The findings of a large international prospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggest for the first time that women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery (prophylactic oophorectomy) by age 35, as waiting...
2/24/2014 4:00 PM EST

2014 Symposium Highlights Treatment Advances for Multiple GI Cancers

Research on the latest approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of GI cancers was released today in advance of the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium being held January 16-18, 2014, at The Moscone West Building in San Francisco,...
1/14/2014 5:00 PM EST

Game-Changing Shift Occurring in Cancer Discovery and Treatment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Research advances that have come to fruition over the past year demonstrate extraordinary progress in the fight against cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The...
12/10/2013 8:00 AM EST

Large, Prospective Study Finds Long-Term Obesity Is Associated with Poorer Pancreatic Cancer Survival

New results from a prospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that patients with a body mass index (BMI) in the obese range live on average two to three months less after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, compared with healthy...
10/21/2013 4:00 PM EDT

ASCO and the CAP Release Updated Guideline on HER2 Testing in Breast Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) today issued a joint, updated guideline aimed at improving the accuracy and reporting of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in...
10/8/2013 9:45 AM EDT

Large Study Finds Association Between Marriage and Cancer Outcomes

New results from a large retrospective study of the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database show that patients with cancer who were married at the time of diagnosis live markedly longer compared to unmarried patients. Researchers also found that...
9/23/2013 4:00 PM EDT

Co-Sponsors Highlight Important Research to be Presented at the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium

Five additional studies of note are among those that will be presented at the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium, taking place September 7-9, 2013 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California. Two studies examine cognitive function...
9/6/2013 12:35 PM EDT

Key Research from the 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium Highlights New Insights on DCIS Therapy and Women's Perceptions of Breast Cancer Risk

New studies exploring breast cancer risk perceptions and use of radiotherapy and MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS, a preinvasive form of breast cancer) were highlighted today in a virtual presscast in advance of the 2013 Breast...
9/4/2013 5:00 PM EDT

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