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ASCO 2019

The 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago took place on 31 May – 4 June and many scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London were in attendance. This page gathers together our news, video and blog posts from the event. Look back at our ASCO 2018 and ASCO 2017 content.

BLOG: ICR research makes waves at world’s largest cancer conference

Tens of thousands of researchers were in Chicago to hear about the latest developments in cancer treatment – many of them involving the ICR. Sarah Wells looks back at this year’s edition of the biggest event in the cancer research calendar.

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NEWS: Breast cancer drug effective in 80 per cent of men with BRCA-mutant prostate cancer

A pioneering gene-targeted drug already licensed for breast and ovarian cancer can benefit some men with prostate cancer, a major new clinical trial reports.

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NEWS: Immunotherapy better than aggressive chemotherapy as first treatment option for recurrent head and neck cancer

Immunotherapy used with chemotherapy or on its own is a better first-line treatment for people with head and neck cancer that has returned than standard aggressive chemotherapy, new clinical trial results show.

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NEWS: New blood test predicts breast cancer’s return at start of treatment

A new blood test for women with breast cancer can predict how well patients will respond to a new drug right at the start of treatment.

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VIDEO: New blood test predicts breast cancer’s return at start of treatment

Dr Ben O’Leary discusses a new blood test for women with advanced breast cancer which can predict how well patients will respond to a new drug right at the start of treatment.

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NEWS: Drug targeting DNA damage response shows promise against cancers of anus and genitals

A precision medicine targeting a key protein which helps cancer cells to tolerate DNA damage has shown promising results in two clinical trials.

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VIDEO: Why ASCO19 is a great conference for clinical scientists

The ICR's Dr Ben O'Leary talks about what he will be presenting at #ASCO19, explains why ASCO is such a good conference for clinical scientists like him to attend and also talks about some of the research that he’s looking forward to seeing there.

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BLOG: Patients put at the forefront for world’s largest cancer conference

On 31 May, world-leaders in cancer research will be gathering in Chicago for the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. ICR researchers will be amongst those presenting their groundbreaking research at the world’s largest cancer conference, which is focusing on ‘Caring for Every Patient, Learning from Every Patient’.

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