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Love in the Time of Cancer

The ASCO Post is pleased to reproduce installments of the Art of Oncology as published previously in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. These articles focus on the experience of suffering from cancer or of caring for people diagnosed with cancer, and they include narratives, topical essays,...

ASCO Through the Years: Past Presidents

Over the years many great oncology leaders have served at the helm as ASCO President. We recognize these individuals here, and extend our gratitude for their service and efforts to champion high-quality cancer care. 2018-2019: Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD 2017-2018: Bruce E. Johnson, MD 2016-2017:...

Morbidity in Testicular Cancer Survivors Treated With Standard Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Kerns et al found that approximately 20% of testicular cancer survivors treated with cisplatin-based regimens had high cumulative burden of morbidity (CBM) scores and identified factors associated with risk for increased morbidity. Study...

Listen to Conquer Cancer Mini-Podcasts Inspired by StoryCorps and ASCO Members, Grantees

Debuting this year, “Your Stories: Conquering Cancer” are unscripted conversations among doctors, patients, and caregivers who have been affected by cancer.  The Conquer Cancer Foundation produced the mini-podcast series through the award-winning StoryCorps organization, a national nonprofit...

A Great IDEA: Celebrating 15 Years of the International Development and Education Award

In 2017, ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO are proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the International Development and Education Award (IDEA). The IDEA program supports the professional development of early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries around the world....

ASCO Presidents Through the Years

2016–2017 Daniel Hayes, MD 2015–2016 Julie Vose, MD, MBA 2014–2015 Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP 2013–2014 Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP 2012–2013 Sandra M. Swain, MD 2011–2012 Michael P. Link, MD 2010–2011 George W. Sledge, Jr, MD 2009–2010 Douglas W. Blayney, MD 2008–2009 Richard...

survivorship

Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes in Testicular Cancer Survivors After Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Fung et al found that although adverse health outcomes were common among testicular cancer survivors, there did not appear to be differences in such outcomes according to chemotherapy regimens commonly used to treat favorable-risk disease....

solid tumors

Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, on Testicular Cancer: The Keynote Lecture

Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, of the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, summarizes his keynote lecture on the controversies in management of clinical stage I testicular cancer and the long-term consequences of platinum combination chemotherapy.

From Azerbaijan to America: An IDEA Recipient’s Experience

Cancer takes away millions of lives every year, and in low- and middle-income countries, the high cancer mortality rate can often be attributed to scarce means and a shortage of trained professionals. Hoping to contribute my best in the fight against this disease, I chose to become an oncologist in ...

supportive care
symptom management

More Focus Needed on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea as a Cluster of Symptoms

Management of chemotherapy-induced vomiting has improved with the use of antiemetics, but chemotherapy-induced nausea remains a major clinical problem, according to Alex Molassiotis, RN, PhD, Professor and Head of the School of Nursing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. And, he added, the...

Recipients of the David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture

David A. Karnofsky, MD, dedicated himself to the pursuit of scientific excellence and the investigation of more effective therapies for cancer for nearly 30 years, from the time he was a resident at the Collis P. Huntington Memorial Hospital for Cancer Research of Harvard University, until his...

symptom management
palliative care

Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, on CINV Clinical Trial Results: The Alliance A221301 Study

Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, of Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, discusses the encouraging study findings on olanzapine for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (Abstract 176).

palliative care

Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, on Palliative Radiation for Advanced Cancer and Symptomatic Bone Metastases

Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, of Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, discusses the ways in which a dedicated palliative radiation consult service can improve the quality of palliative cancer care (Abstract 110).

prostate cancer

SIDEBAR: SWOG 9346 Conclusions Debated in Special Post-plenary Discussion

Based on the controversial nature of the SWOG 9346 findings, presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting Plenary Session, ASCO intiated a pilot program at the meeting for a “town hall” type of discussion, where attendees could voice their concerns and questions, and where presenter Maha Hussain, MD,...

Anniversary Issue: Narratives in Oncology

The ASCO Post is pleased to present this special anniversary issue in recognition of the publication’s 4th year serving the oncology community. We hope you enjoy this commemorative supplement profiling several of the many leaders in the oncology community. In coming issues of The ASCO Post and in...

solid tumors

Treating Testicular Cancer in 2014

Testicular cancer is one of oncology’s true success stories. It is a highly treatable disease, usually curable, that most often develops in young and middle-aged men. Despite the success in testicular cancer, there are still clinical challenges ranging from staging to optimum therapeutic...

issues in oncology

ASCO Announces Top 5 Advances in Modern Oncology

To mark ASCO’s 50th anniversary, the Society called on the oncology community to select the five most pivotal advances in cancer research and patient care over the past 50 years. Now, with more than 2,000 votes cast, ASCO has announced the results on CancerProgress.Net, its interactive website on...

supportive care

Olanzapine Significantly Reduces Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

The addition of olanzapine to standard antiemetics significantly reduced chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy, according to Rudolph M. Navari, MD, PhD, and colleagues. “As far as I know, this is the first trial that looked at no nausea as the ...

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