- The 2019 55th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held in Chicago, Illinois, led by ASCO president Monica Bertagnolli, the division director of surgical oncology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The theme of the meeting, and the title of her Presidential Address, was “Caring for Every Patient, Learning from Every Patient.” In her address, Dr. Bertagnolli explained that the theme of the meeting represents a lofty goal: “that every person with cancer will have access to high-quality care, and also will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research.” In line with the meeting's theme, the main plenary session included a diversion from the usual clinical trial paradigm: Dr.
- This year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting took place from June 2–6, 2017 again in Chicago, Illinois. The theme for this year's meeting was: Making a difference in Cancer Care with YOU. This statement set the tone for a meeting focusing on the personalization of cancer care both by biomarker driven trials and targeted therapies. It represented a celebration of the collaboration among cancer caregivers, physicians, NPs, PAs, RNs and families. Delivering on this theme, the main plenary session contained papers on a large metanalysis in colorectal cancer, phase III studies in targeted therapy for prostate cancer and breast cancer plus a novel patient reported outcome process that improved overall survival (OS) across cancer subtypes.