New Research on Interventions to Reduce Time Toxicity, Side Effects of Cancer Treatment to be Highlighted in 2023 ASCO Quality Care Symposium Press Program

For immediate release
September 20, 2023


Rachel Cagan Facci

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Three studies exploring interventions to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer will be highlighted in the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium’s official Press Program. The interventions included yoga-based supportive care, a virtual mind-body fitness program, and a text-based e-triage system. Studies featured in the Press Program are among the nearly 500 abstracts that will be presented at the Symposium.

The 2023 ASCO Quality Care Symposium will bring together interdisciplinary experts and pioneers in quality improvement to discuss the most important science and topics in quality care today. The Meeting will take place October 28-29 in Boston, Massachusetts and online.

Abstracts will be publicly released on on Monday, September 26, at 5:00 PM (ET) and the embargo will lift at that time. Press releases on the following abstracts will be made available to reporters covering the Meeting:

  • Yoga-based supportive care for patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy: Results of a three-arm randomized controlled trial. (Abstract 292)
  • Text intervention to minimize time burden of cancer care (TIME). (Abstract 301)
  • Effect of virtual mind-body fitness program on reduction in unplanned hospitalizations among patients undergoing active cancer treatments: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial. (Abstract 473)


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Attend the Symposium in person: Credentialed media who would like to attend the meeting in-person can register and/or reserve a hotel room through ASCO’s Media HQ. To register:

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About ASCO: 

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to the principle that knowledge conquers cancer. Together with the Association for Clinical Oncology, ASCO represents nearly 50,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of high quality, equitable patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, supports ASCO by funding groundbreaking research and education across cancer’s full continuum. Learn more at, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.