2021 ASCO Annual Meeting
The next ASCO Annual Meeting will be held June 3-7, 2022. Below are the research highlight from the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting. Cancer.Net posts scientific news on this page from each year's meeting as soon as it becomes publicly available. You can also sign up now to receive ASCO Annual Meeting breaking news via email through special editions of the Inside Cancer.Net newsletter. And, be sure to follow Cancer.Net on Facebook and Twitter, where real-time updates will also be posted. The 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting hashtag is #ASCO22.
New Research From the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting -- June 3, 2021
The 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting begins tomorrow! Oncology professionals from around the world will meet online over the next few days to learn about the latest advances in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. These advances may make a difference in the lives of people with cancer and as always, the Cancer.Net Blog will cover this important research with patient-friendly summaries.
Today's late-breaking abstract highlights are available in both English and Spanish and include:
Immunotherapy combinations for advanced esophageal cancer help people live longer
New targeted radiation treatment effective against metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Olaparib reduces risk of recurrence and metastasis in people with a BRCA mutation and early-stage, HER2-negative breast cancer
More chemotherapy does not help people with locally advanced cervical cancer live longer
Pembrolizumab given after surgery reduces risk of kidney cancer recurrence
Adding toripalimab to chemotherapy slows the growth of recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer
From the Editor's Desk
Dr. Schapira's Reflections on her Time as the Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
This month, we warmly welcome Dr. Jyoti Patel as Cancer.Net's next Editor in Chief. We also share our gratitude for the dedication and vision of Dr. Lidia Schapira, who has served in this role for the past 6 years. Read Dr. Schapira's reflections on what her leadership of ASCO's patient education program has meant to her.
More News From the Cancer.Net Team
Register Now for a FREE GU Cancers Research Round Up Webinar
This year's Research Round Up series will kick off with a free, live webinar on Wednesday, June 16, at 1 pm EDT. Join Cancer.Net Editorial Board members as they talk about new research in prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancers presented at this year's ASCO Annual Meeting and Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. They will also be answering your questions about what this research means for patients. Register now, and look for more Research Round Up webinars and podcasts on additional topics this summer!
GRASP Brings Patients, Advocates, and Researchers Together to Discuss ASCO21 Poster Presentations
GRASP: Guiding Researchers and Advocates to Scientific Partnerships is a patient-led program aimed at bringing patient advocates and researchers together to learn from one another and share unique perspectives and experiences as they work toward progress in cancer research. During this year's ASCO Annual Meeting, advocates and researchers will discuss scientific posters presented at the meeting across various cancer types and areas of research. In the Cancer.Net blog post, Why I Work to Bridge the Gap Between People With Cancer and Researchers, advocate Julia Maués explains the crucial role of patients in research, and how to sign up for the event.
"No Person With Cancer or Survivor Should Ever Feel Alone": A Patient Advocate's ASCO Annual Meeting Story
Colon cancer survivor Robert Greene shares how his diagnosis led him to patient advocacy and how attending the ASCO Annual Meeting has helped him feel more involved with the cancer community due to the ability to connect with fellow advocates and cancer researchers.
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An Early Look at Research from the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting
Next month, thousands of oncology professionals from around the world will gather virtually to learn about advancements in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. The 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting will take place online from June 4 - 8 and will highlight promising research that may make a difference in the lives of people with cancer. Cancer.Net is sharing some of the research released today with easy-to-read summaries, available in both English and Spanish:
Immunotherapy combination slows the progression of advanced melanoma
Atezolizumab delays recurrence in people with earlier-stage non-small cell lung cancer
More frequent PSA screening in younger Black men reduces risk of metastatic prostate cancer at diagnosis and risk of death
HPV screening and vaccination has lowered rates of cervical cancer; rates of other HPV-related cancers have increased
Long-term cancer survival rates are better in U.S. states with higher Medicaid income eligibility limits