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ASCO Honors Leaders in Cancer Care With 2019 Special Awards

ASCO and ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation are proud to recognize the winners of ASCO’s Special Awards and Conquer Cancer’s Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Awards and Tribute Award. The recipients of these awards have worked to transform cancer care around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity...

ASCO Honors Leaders in Cancer Care With 2019 Special Awards

ASCO and ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation proudly recognize the winners of ASCO’s Special Awards, the Society's highest honors, and Conquer Cancer's Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Awards. The recipients of these awards have worked to transform cancer care around the world. ASCO...

ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Awards: This Year’s Winners

The Conquer Cancer Merit Awards support oncology trainees who are first authors on abstracts selected for presentation at an ASCO scientific meeting, including the ASCO Annual Meeting and thematic symposia. Conquer Cancer recognized 127 recipients with Merit Awards at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting,...

Conquer Cancer 2018 Awards Presented at ASCO Annual Meeting

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the ASCO recently announced the recipients of its 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Awards, Medical Student Rotations for Underrepresented Populations (MSR), Resident Travel Awards for Underrepresented Populations (RTA), and Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe)....

breast cancer

When Is Active Surveillance Appropriate in the Treatment of DCIS?

In 2017, more than 63,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with in situ breast cancer. The overwhelming majority of those women, about 83%, were diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a condition characterized by the presence of abnormal cells confined to the breast milk ducts;...

EXPERT POINT OF VIEW: Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, FASCO

“The simple questions are whether ovarian function suppression adds clinical benefit in premenopausal women, and is ovarian function suppression better with an aromatase inhibitor or tamoxifen,” said formal discussant of these trials, Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, FASCO, Professor of Medicine at...

breast cancer

For Breast Cancer Specialist Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, Medicine Is a Family Tradition

Breast cancer specialist Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, was born in Manhasset, Long Island, and grew up several miles east in Muttontown, New York. Since tiny Muttontown didn’t have its own school system, Dr. Partridge went to high school in nearby Locust Valley, a town on Long Island’s North Shore,...

breast cancer
symptom management
survivorship

Expert Point of View: Ann H. Partridge MD, MPH

Ann H. Partridge MD, MPH, Director of Adult Cancer Survivorship Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, praised the “tremendous work” of Dr. Paskett and her colleagues but referred to the findings as “disappointing to say the least.”1 “Developing interventions to prevent or treat lymphedema...

survivorship

Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, on Adolescent and Young Adult Patients: Their Survivorship Challenges

Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, summarizes a session she co-chaired on the unique issues affecting adolescent and young adult patients, including their psychosocial needs and concerns that clinicians may overlook.

breast cancer

Praise for the ACS/ASCO Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline

The recent publication of the American Cancer Society (ACS)/ASCO breast cancer survivorship care guideline is a tremendous contribution to the literature and should provide a roadmap for providers who care for patients with a history of breast cancer for years to come.1,2 The guideline, reported by ...

breast cancer

Increased Frequency of BRCA Mutation Testing in Young Women With Breast Cancer

Rosenberg et al found that the proportion of women diagnosed with breast cancer at age ≤ 40 years who have undergone BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing has increased during recent years. These findings, which were reported in JAMA Oncology, were part of the ongoing prospective Helping Ourselves, Helping...

Candid Discussions on Living With and After Cancer at An Evening for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

On January 14, 2016, the Cancer Survivorship Symposium opened with An Evening for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers, an event featuring networking, a panel discussion, and an open forum to share the challenges of living with or after a cancer diagnosis. The audience included Symposium attendees as...

breast cancer

$13.4 Million Awarded to Study Treatment for Low-Grade Ductal Carcinoma in Situ in a Prospective, Randomized Trial

A funding award of $13.4 million hopes to answer one of the biggest questions in the current management of breast cancer: Do women with the earliest form of the disease, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), need invasive surgery? Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Duke...

breast cancer

Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, on Patient-Reported Outcomes From the SOFT Trial

Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, on abstract S3-09, “Patient-reported endocrine symptoms, sexual functioning and quality of life in the IBCSG SOFT trial: Adjuvant treatment with tamoxifen alone vs tamoxifen plus ovarian function suppression in premenopausal women with...

breast cancer

Ismail Jatoi, MD, PhD, FACS, and Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, on the Movement Toward Bilateral Surgical Procedures

Ismail Jatoi, MD, PhD, FACS, of the University of Texas Health Science Center and Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute discuss the increasing movement away from breast conservation toward bilateral surgical procedures.

breast cancer

‘Young and Strong’ Program Addresses Multiple Needs of Women in 40s and Younger Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

“Young and Strong” is an exportable model of a program developed at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to address the significant challenges facing young women with breast cancer. The new model has been designed to “serve young women with breast cancer who are...

breast cancer

Age Not Linked to Recurrence in Observation or Trastuzumab Groups with HER2-positive Breast Cancer  

Available data suggest that younger age is an independent risk factor for disease recurrence and death in women with breast cancer. However, there has not been adequate study of the interaction of age with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status or anti-HER2 treatment. In an analysis ...

ASCO Honors New Group of Members With FASCO Distinction

Formerly called the ASCO Statesman Award, the Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to ASCO. Their efforts benefit ASCO, the specialty of oncology, and, most importantly,...

global cancer care

American Society of Clinical Oncology Honors Researchers, Patient Advocates, and Leaders of the Global Oncology Community

Leaders in cancer care will be recognized as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Special Awards Program at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting. The Special Awards recognize the dedication and significant contributions of researchers, patient advocates, and leaders of the global oncology...

breast cancer

Clinical Trials Actively Recruiting Patients With Breast Cancer

The information contained in this Clinical Trials Resource Guide includes actively recruiting clinical studies for people with breast cancer. The studies include phase I and II, interventional, and observational trials evaluating new therapies; diagnostic tools; genetic counseling; the association ...

breast cancer

CDC Awards Grant to Program for Young Women With Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control has awarded a $1.75 million, 5-year grant to the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to increase the awareness of breast cancer among women and enhance the...

Expert Point of View: Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH

Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, commented on this study to The ASCO Post: With taxanes after doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC), it’s “dealer’s choice.” However, she noted that most oncologists do not give every-3-week paclitaxel now. “Many have...

breast cancer
survivorship

‘Share the Journey’ Mobile App Aims to Understand the Different Experiences of Breast Cancer Survivors

In March 2015, Sage Bionetworks and Apple released “Share the Journey: Mind, Body, and Wellness After Breast Cancer,” a patient-centered iPhone app that tracks five common consequences of breast cancer treatment, including fatigue, cognitive function, sleep disturbances, mood changes, and a...

breast cancer
issues in oncology

Majority of Women Undergoing Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Have No Major Risk Factors for Developing Cancer in Both Breasts

Patients deciding to undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy as part of initial treatment for breast cancer is a growing challenge in the management of the disease. Removing the unaffected breast has not been shown to increase survival, and the more aggressive procedure is associated with...

breast cancer
issues in oncology

Young Breast Cancer Patients With Poorer Financial Status May Experience Delays in Seeking Care

Researchers seeking to determine why breast cancers are more deadly in young women found that although only a minority of young women experience long delays between the time they detect a breast abnormality and the time they receive a diagnosis, delays in seeking care are more common in women with...

breast cancer

Younger Age Does Not Significantly Impact Recurrence or Benefit from Trastuzumab in Early-stage HER2-positive Breast Cancer

Available data suggest that younger age is an independent risk factor for disease recurrence and death in women with breast cancer. However, there has not been adequate study of the interaction of age with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status or anti-HER2 treatment. In an analysis ...

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