Public & Patient Information
More than 30,000 cancer specialists from around the world will gather at the 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting to discuss the latest innovations in research, quality, practice and technology in cancer. This meeting will be the platform for the release of about 4,500 scientific abstracts -- highly anticipated research news for many people, including patients, caregivers, and the general public.
News announced during each meeting includes the latest findings from cancer clinical trials, including new drug studies that could change current standards of care. ASCO is pleased to share this timely information with the public in a variety of ways.
Get Scientific News Highlights from the 2010 Annual Meeting
Free patient-friendly summaries of research news highlights from this year’s Annual Meeting will be available via ASCO’s patient information website, Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net). Cancer.Net will post scientific news as soon as it becomes publicly available, on both its homepage and its ASCO Annual Meetings section. The offerings on Cancer.Net include:
- Easy-to-read summaries that put the top scientific news into context for patients
- Videos and podcasts of national and international cancer experts, breaking down the science into specific disease areas and explaining what the studies mean for people with cancer
- A searchable news archive from previous ASCO Annual Meetings, searchable by year or disease type
To receive ASCO Annual Meeting breaking news via email, sign up now to receive special editions of the newsletter Inside Cancer.Net. You can also follow Cancer.Net on Facebook or Twitter, where real-time updates will also be posted.
News from this year’s meeting will start to be released on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 6:00PM EDT, with additional studies being released each day of the event, held June 4-8, 2010 in Chicago.
Additional Patient Education Opportunities
In addition to getting research news highlights, here are other ways for the patient community to learn about ASCO Annual Meeting happenings: