• Grace Dy and Eunice Wang are co-authors on 2 separate major studies
  • Philip McCarthy to chair Plasma Cell Dyscrasia session
  • Kara Kelly to speak at panel on Hodgkin lymphoma treatment options

Newswise — BUFFALO, N.Y. — At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2021 virtual Annual Meeting, which opens tomorrow, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center teams will share new data and insights on topics ranging from reducing use of opioids to manage patients’ pain following surgery to an analysis of trends in response to cancer treatment among patients of different races.

Roswell Park fellow Jason Ricciuti, MD, has been invited to give a talk during a Clinical Cancer Symposium on a pioneering study at Roswell Park that assessed the effects of prescribing fewer opioids to patients undergoing surgery. His presentation, Less is more: Postoperative pain management using restrictive opioid protocols in all surgical services in a comprehensive cancer center (abstract 103), part of the Novel Initiatives to Address Disparities in Cancer session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 5, will feature an update on this ongoing research project led by Emese Zsiros, MD, PhD, FACOG, Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology.

Song Yao, PhD, a molecular epidemiologist and Professor of Oncology in Roswell Park’s Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, will highlight collaborative work with Kaiser Permanente Northern California on relationships between blood levels of vitamin D and breast cancer outcomes in a large prospective cohort of breast cancer survivors. He will highlight the team’s findings in a poster discussion session beginning at 9 a.m. EDT Friday, June 4. The presentation is Clinically sufficient vitamin D levels at breast cancer diagnosis and survival outcomes in a prospective cohort of 3,995 patients after a median follow-up of 10 years (abstract 10510).

Researchers will highlight findings of several Roswell Park-led projects in virtual poster presentations during the meeting:


In addition to those Roswell-led presentations, two Roswell Park faculty leaders are co-authors of major studies to be presented during ASCO 2021, and two others will speak as session moderators or presenters:

Stay tuned to the Roswell Park online newsroom over the coming days for additional information about five of these ASCO 2021 research presentations.


This press release is also available on the Roswell Park website: https://www.roswellpark.org/newsroom/202106-roswell-park-researchers-gear-asco-2021-annual-meeting

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ASCO virtual Annual Meeting 2021