ASCO 2016 is Upon Us

Each year, more than 30,000 professionals from around the world come together to discuss groundbreaking research findings at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting.

This year’s meeting, in Chicago from June 3-7, will feature over 5,000 different abstracts. The Genitourinary (GU) Oncology team will be presenting recent prostate and kidney cancer clinical trial results and updates on using precision medicine to translate genomic information into treatments. Vice President Joe Biden will also be at ASCO to deliver remarks on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative to accelerate cancer research and improve patient care through increased collaboration.

Check out the schedule to see when we’ll be presenting, and be on the lookout for daily “What’s New in GU?” blog updates regarding these noteworthy topics and more:

  • The impact of a split-dose schedule using Lutetium 177, a targeted treatment that has been previously shown to be effective against metastatic prostate cancer
  • The effect of changing prostate cancer chemotherapies early on when one drug doesn’t seem to be working as effectively as it could be, and when to switch
  • How a blood test may be used to detect trace tumor cells in the body and what this reveals about the mechanism behind taxane chemotherapy treatment

ASCO 2016

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