- The 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 57th annual meeting was, once again, held virtually but continued to deliver innovative approaches to cancer care. Under the leadership of Dr. Lori Pierce, Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan, the meeting highlighted both progress and opportunities in oncology with an emphasis on addressing equity. During the opening presentation, it was noted that cancer mortality has dropped by 30% since the 1990's and this is in large part due to cancer screening, prevention, decline in tobacco use, and cancer treatment advances.
- The 2020 56th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held virtually for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though you may not have missed the $10 muffins, we missed the opportunity to network with our colleagues. Fortunately, this year's scientific content was second to none. The meeting was led by ASCO president Howard Burris III, medical oncologist at Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Tennessee Oncology and the theme of the meeting was “Unite and Conquer; Accelerating Progress Together”.
- The 2019 18th meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS), and first annual meeting, was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil led by the IGCS president, Roberto Angioli, Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rome Campus Bio Medico in Rome, Italy. The 2019 program committee, chaired by Nadeem Abu-Rustum, Professor and Chair of Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, included representatives from all regions of the world to assist in identifying trends, opportunities, and challenges facing their regions as well as submissions of scientific abstracts for peer review.