American Society of Clinical Oncology


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American Society of Clinical Oncology

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ASCO

A not-for-profit professional organization of physicians who treat cancer. The group includes medical, radiological, and surgical oncologists. Website: www.asco.org
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% % Positive 112 10.7 182 17.4 107 10.2 Equivocal 118 11.3 38 3.6 0 0 Negative 814 78.0 824 79.0 937 89.8 Abbreviations: ASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology; CAP, College of American Pathologists; FISH, fluorescent in situ hybridization; HER2, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2; IHC, immunohistochemistry.
Data Source: The systematic review forms the basis of the new lung cancer screening guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Vemurafenib and ipilimumab appear to significantly improve survival rates in patients with melanoma, according to a presentation made in June at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and an abstract published in the June 5, 2011 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
These findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago on June 6, 2011.
However, there is good news for everyone in danger of getting breast cancer according to The American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Anderson Cancer Center, on June 5, at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.
* The American Society of Clinical Oncology offers patient-friendly information on genetics at www.cancer.net/patient/All+About+Cancer/Genetics.
SEIDMAN is on the American Society of Clinical Oncology communications committee and is an oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The research was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in June.
Summary: A new independent trial presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) showed that ZometaA offered a significant anticancer benefit for premenopausal women with hormone-sensitive, early-stage breast cancer.
In contrast, among the 8,667 women given placebo injections, there were 24 cases of the precancerous lesions, researchers from Finland reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Atlanta in June.

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