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Lurie Cancer Center Presentations at the ASCO Annual Meeting

Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine physicians and scientists will present and discuss the latest advances in cancer research and treatment at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. The meeting will bring more than 32,000 oncology professionals from around the world together in Chicago from June 1 – 5.

Visit us in the exhibit hall at booth 2015 for information about our research and clinical care. 

Highlights of research presented throughout the five day meeting include:


Friday, June 1


William J. Gradishar, MD, FASCO (Chair)

1:20 – 1:40 PM

Education Session

Progress with a Price? The Pros and Cons of Extended Therapy

Pros and Cons of Extended Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy


Young Kwang Chae, MD, MPH (First Author)

2:45 -- 5:45 PM

Oral Abstract Session

Developmental Therapeutics – Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Molecular analysis for therapy choice (MATCH) arm W: Phase II study of AZD4547 in patients with tumors with aberrations in the FGFR pathway


Saturday, June 2


Andrew Davis, MD (First Author)

8:00 – 11:30 AM

Poster Discussion Session

Breast Cancer-Metastatic

The impact of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detection in metastatic breast cancer (MBC): Implications of “indolent” stage IV disease (Stage IVindolent)


Aparna Kalyan, MD (Discussant)

3:36 – 3:48 PM

Oral Abstract Session

Developmental Therapeutics – Immunotherapy

Novel Targets for Immune Checkpoint Therapy


Mark Agulnik, MD

4:45 - 6:00 PM

Meet the Professor Session

The Challenges of Managing Sarcoma in the AYA and Geriatric Populations

Managing Elderly Sarcoma Patients with Systemic Therapy


Sunday, June 3


Leo Gordon, MD (Chair)

8:00 - 9:15 AM

Education Session

Beyond Chemotherapy: Checkpoint Inhibition and Cell-Based Therapy in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Cell Therapy in Lymphoma: Practical Applications and New Targets


Victoria Villaflor, MD (Chair)

4:45 - 6:00 PM

Education Session

Precision Medicine for a Single Patient: What Does It Really Mean and How Do We Do It?

Complexity of Delivering Precision Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities


Monday, June 4


Edward Schaeffer, MD, PhD

8:00 - 9:15 AM

Meet the Professor Session

Precision Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer: Integrating Molecular Testing and Imaging

Precision Active Surveillance: Can Genomic Data Inform Management?


David Cella, PhD (First Author)

8:00 – 11:30 AM

Poster Session

Developmental Therapeutics - Immunotherapy

Quality of life in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma in the randomized, open-label CheckMate 214 trial.


Al B. Benson, III, MD, FASCO (Speaker)

9:45 - 11:00 AM

Meet the Professor Session

Debate: Adjuvant Therapy in Colon Cancer

Six Months of Adjuvant Therapy Are Required


Tuesday, June 5

Daniel Margul, PhD (Speaker)

9:45 - 12:45 AM

Oral Abstract Session

Gynecologic Cancer

Outcomes and costs of open, robotic, and laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for stage IB1 cervical cancer.

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