January 23, 2023

A non-invasive blood test may help to determine the most effective treatment for patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) that has progressed or is intolerant to first-line imatinib. These results will be presented during the January 2023 session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Plenary Series.

January 21, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO – Eleven noteworthy studies exploring new approaches in the treatment and management of gastrointestinal cancers will be presented at the 2023 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, taking place January 19-21, 2023, at the Moscone West Building in San Francisco, California.  

January 11, 2023

Cancer research sites demonstrated the utility of new resources designed to increase the diversity of participants in cancer clinical trials, although challenges remain, according to two studies published today in JCO Oncology Practice.

December 19, 2022

A phase II randomized clinical trial in people with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) showed that adding a novel, engineered antibody to an immunotherapy resulted in better overall response rates (ORR) and progression-free survival (PFS) compared to treatment with the immunotherapy drug alone.

November 22, 2022

Prior authorization is harming individuals with cancer according to new survey results from the Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The survey found that prior authorization delays necessary care, worsens cancer care outcomes, and diverts clinicians from caring for their patients.

November 15, 2022

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and the European Cancer Organisation (ECO) are pleased to announce a new collaboration, formalized with a recently signed memorandum of understanding, that will advance their shared aims on cancer control. 

November 8, 2022

In the largest study to date of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for relapsed and refractory childhood B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), clinicians in China were able to rapidly produce dual CD19/CD22 targeted T-cells, resulting in treatments that led to undetectable disease in 99% of 194 patients with treatment-resistant or high-risk-of-relapse leukemia, according to a study published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

October 26, 2022

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released a joint policy statement outlining the latest research on the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and recommendations for regulating these products to protect public health. The statement was published in the AACR’s journal Clinical Cancer Research and ASCO’s Journal of Clinical Oncology.

October 17, 2022

In conjunction with the World Cancer Congress, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is publishing a special series of its online publication JCO Global Oncology focused on innovative, evidence-based models for cancer professionals and patients to improve access to quality cancer care particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). During Congress sessions, leaders from ASCO will explore integrating palliative care into standard oncology practice; increasing cancer research and clinical trials in Africa; ensuring a supply of essential medicine for all patients regardless of resource setting; and using lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to boost cancer control.https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/GO.22.00168

October 11, 2022

Alexandria, VA. – Building on its longstanding commitment to health equity, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is launching a multi-year pilot program to increase access to high-quality, equitable cancer care in rural Montana.

September 26, 2022

State-run Medicaid insurance, expanded in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act, has resulted in decreased metastatic cancer incidence rates as well as decreased overall cancer mortality rates and averted over one thousand deaths due to cancer per year. About 12% of the improvements in cancer mortality were due to decreases in metastatic diagnoses, according to a study to be presented as part of the 2022 ASCO Quality Care Symposium. 

September 26, 2022

A cancer navigation program can reduce overall costs when deployed in collaboration with a statewide Medicare Advantage health plan across a wide range of practice types, according to findings to be presented as part of the 2022 ASCO Quality Care Symposium.  

September 26, 2022

Substituting biosimilars, generics and clinically appropriate lower cost drugs for established, costlier drugs was shown to be an effective way to reduce the total cost of care, by 5% or so, while maintaining the quality of care for patients with cancer. Even small shifts towards lower cost drugs resulted in significant reductions in the total cost of care, according to a study to be presented as part of the 2022 ASCO Quality Care Symposium. 

September 12, 2022

“President John F. Kennedy’s historic speech that inspired our nation and an entire generation of Americans to achieve manned space exploration underscored the courage and commitment it would take to accomplish this then-audacious goal: ‘We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.’

September 8, 2022

Studies evaluating interventions to reduce the total cost of cancer care and a new analysis of changes in cancer incidence and mortality rates after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will be highlighted in the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium’s official Press Program. Studies featured in the Press Program are among the nearly 500 abstracts that will be presented at the Symposium.

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