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What does one year of cancer progress look like? Find out in the just released Clinical Cancer Advances report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology 
Immunotherapy made exciting strides in 2015. Because of its potential, ASCO named it the 2016 Clinical Cancer Advance of the Year.
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This weekend, the 2016 Genitourinary Cancer Symposium will convene to talk about advances in this area of research. Check out some of the highlights:
Sumanta Pal, MD, discusses one study on aspirin and prostate cancer highlighted at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.
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Researchers are always looking for new ways to improve pain management. A recent, Journal of Clinical Oncology article shows how researchers improve and examine the treatment of pain. 
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Just released! ASCO and the American Cancer Society have issued important recommendations for the follow-up care after treatment for breast cancer. 
December 7, 2015 To help doctors provide their patients with the highest quality care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provides recommendations for follow-up care for women who have received treatment for breast cancer. This article combines recommendations updated in 2012 by ASCO and recommendations from ASCO and the American Cancer Society (ACS) developed in 2015.
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Patient advocates (and sisters) share what they learned from the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium 
Two sisters and breast cancer advocates share what they learned at the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.
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ASCO recently launched a new journal! Read the first articles from the new, open-access Journal of Global Oncology: 
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It is normal to be concerned about the side effects of chemotherapy, but there’s much that can be done to relieve or prevent them.  Dr. Patel provides some insight:
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You might hear that a cancer treatment has reached phase II of a clinical trial. Or a headline might report that a phase III clinical trial drug is seeking FDA approval. But what does it actually mean? 
Neal Meropol, MD, FASCO, discusses the various segments, or “phases,” that mark clinical trials.
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Tips from the FoodSafety.Gov to keep food safe at your next gathering!
The holidays are a great reason to join with friends and family and eat. Use these tips from the USDA to keep food safe at your next gathering.
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Dr. Heidi Klepin, Dr. Miriam Rodin, and Dr. Arti Hurria talk about geriatric oncology and age-related factors of cancer care.
Heidi Klepin, MD, MS, Miriam Rodin, MD, PhD, and Arti Hurria, MD, discuss geriatric oncology and the different principles used to better care for older adults with cancer.
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“My life depended on my weekly infusions, but my heart depended on the cards and emails and conversations that helped to distract me from my Tuesday infusion ritual.”  Margaret Zuccotti’s reflections on cancer & her sense of time. 
Cancer does funny things to one’s sense of time. In this post, Margaret Zuccotti talks about how her diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survival of metastatic inflammatory breast cancer caused her to look at her calendar differently.
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New! Research highlights for patients and their loved ones, from this week's Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: 
Research presented this weekend will highlight the importance of integrating oncology and palliative care.
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