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10 highlights from the ASCO Annual Meeting

June 16, 2017

This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting, held June 2-6 in Chicago, featured the theme “Making a Difference in Cancer Care With You.”

HemOnc Today presents 10 key updates from the meeting that reflect this theme and highlight key oncology research advances.

In the Journals

Use patient-centered approaches to discuss cancer screening cessation

June 13, 2017
Despite current clinical practice guidelines recommending that clinicians use life expectancy to inform cancer screening, many older adults do not consider life…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Single-dose radiotherapy should be standard for metastatic spinal canal compression

June 2, 2017
CHICAGO — Patients with metastatic spinal canal compression who received a single radiation dose achieved ambulatory status and OS comparable to those who received…

Palliative care ‘triggers’ reduce downstream health care use among patients with advanced cancer

May 23, 2017
Standardized use of triggers for palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancer admitted to an inpatient oncology service considerably reduced their…
CME

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Bladder Cancer: Applying Clinical Advances and Elucidating Best Practices

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co, Inc.

Advances in immunology and the advent of immune checkpoint blockade inhibition for advanced bladder cancer are poised…
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Meeting News

VIDEO: Results of LATITUDE trial reinforce long-hypothesized theory in prostate cancer treatment

June 21, 2017
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ASCO Annual Meeting

ASCO Annual Meeting

CME

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Von Willebrand Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

With the significant variability in the subtypes and clinical manifestations of von Willebrand disease (VWD), diagnosis…
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10 highlights from the ASCO Annual Meeting

June 16, 2017
This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting, held June 2-6 in Chicago, featured the theme “Making a Difference in Cancer Care With You.” …

In the Journals

Use patient-centered approaches to discuss cancer screening cessation

June 13, 2017
Despite current clinical practice guidelines recommending that clinicians use life expectancy to inform cancer screening, many older adults do not…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Single-dose radiotherapy should be standard for metastatic spinal canal compression

June 2, 2017
CHICAGO — Patients with metastatic spinal canal compression who received a single radiation dose achieved ambulatory status and OS comparable…

Palliative care ‘triggers’ reduce downstream health care use among patients with advanced cancer

May 23, 2017
Standardized use of triggers for palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancer admitted to an inpatient oncology service…

In the Journals Plus

Lack of transfusion capabilities linked to underuse of hospice for blood cancers

May 22, 2017
Hematologic oncologists appeared to value hospice but may be concerned about the adequacy of services like transfusion for patients with blood…

In the Journals Plus

Patients who receive early palliative care use less health care, more support services

May 9, 2017
Patients hospitalized with advanced-stage cancers who received early palliative care showed decreased use of health care and increased use of

Patient education pivotal when recommending palliative care

April 12, 2017
Patients with cancer who are educated about the benefits of palliative care are more likely to consider incorporating it into their treatment…

Commentary

Palliative care in oncology: Dedication always, specialists often

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2017
Arif H. Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS
Many of us in the oncology and palliative care communities read with great interest the guidelines from the ASCO Ad Hoc Palliative Care Expert Panel…

In the Journals Plus

Physician-aided deaths continue to rise in Oregon

April 6, 2017
The number of prescriptions written for physician-aided deaths in Oregon has increased annually since it became the first state to enact the Death…

In the Journals Plus

ASCO: Coordinated effort needed to provide high-quality care to sexual and gender minorities

April 5, 2017
Sexual and gender minorities diagnosed with cancer may encounter specific challenges, including discrimination and greater risks for anxiety and…

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