Revised ASCO/CCO brachytherapy guidelines

The publication of the ASCENDE-RT clinical trial (discussed here) has led to a revision in the brachytherapy guidelines (available here) issued jointly by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). The guidelines are for patients who choose radical therapy rather than active surveillance. … READ MORE …

This year’s crop of ASCO abstracts now available on line

Before we have even made it to the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA, starting in New Orleans tomorrow), the abstracts for the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO, starting in Chicago in another couple of weeks) have now been made available. … READ MORE …

Obesity and cancer (prostate cancer included): new ASCO policy statement

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has just published its first-ever policy statement on obesity and cancer, and is warning that “obesity could soon become the leading cause of cancer” here in America. … READ MORE …

What’s being presented at ASCO this year: I

So here are some links to some initial key papers to be presented at ASCO this year. These four papers all address important issues affecting the treatment of metastatic and later stages of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

ASCO abstracts to go on line at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on May 14

According to a statement made by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) this afternoon, the abstracts for papers being presented at the 50th annual meeting of ASCO will be posted on the meeting web site at 5:00p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, May 14 upcoming. … READ MORE …

Free patient access to articles in JCO and JOP

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO have announced an initiative called “patientACCESS” that is designed to provide patients being treated for cancer and their caregivers with free access to medical research articles published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) and Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP). … READ MORE …

Patient tools to assist decision-making about PSA tests for risk of prostate cancer

As previously discussed on this blog, on July 16 the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued a provisional clinical opinion or PCO on the merits of screening for prostate cancer (see prior commentary on this PCO). … READ MORE …