National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference 2019

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference attracts more than 1650 registrants including oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer. The meeting is taking place March 21-23 in Orlando, Florida. Sign up to receive daily conference emails.
March 25, 2019
Biomarker testing will start to evolve to look more at combination therapies, said Jarushka Naidoo, MB BCh, of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
March 25, 2019
The move to value-based care has increased the use of palliative care, and new research has found that conversations about end-of-life care should be happening earlier, said Toby C. Campbell, MD, MSCI, of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.
March 24, 2019
A presentation Saturday at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, outlined several key updates for treatment in ovarian cancer based on new studies and approvals for poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors and bevacizumab.
March 24, 2019
We're getting better at identifying which patients with ovarian cancer will respond to poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, but we have a long way to go, said David M. O'Malley, MD, professor of medicine, Department of Gynecology, and director of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Research at the James Cancer Center, Ohio State University.
March 24, 2019
Although there is still a need for more education around the use of biosimilars in cancer, it seems oncologists have become more knowledgeable in the past few years, said Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
March 24, 2019
On the last day of the 2019 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference, a thoracic oncologist and palliative care physician shared strategies and specific phrases for guiding end-of-life discussions that have been developed, tested, and studied at the University of Wisconsin.
March 23, 2019
As more cancer survivors live longer, the challenges increase for those responsible for coordinating care among primary care providers, specialists, and oncologists. The concept of survivorship continues to evolve to include life long after cancer treatment, according to updated guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
March 22, 2019
Germline testing at diagnosis, along with tumor testing, have the potential to identify candidates for investigational poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, and updated guidelines call for their expanded use.

 
March 22, 2019
Multigene testing provides a lot of information that providers have to be familiar with in order to adequately explain it to their patients, said John H. Ward, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.
March 22, 2019
CMS’ proposal that patients be enrolled in a clinical trial or registry to get Medicare coverage for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies will help improve access, for the most part, but there is the risk that some organizations will choose not to offer this treatment, said John W. Sweetenham, MD, of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.
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