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ASCO 2020

The 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is taking place as a virtual meeting on 29–31 May. Many scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London are attending (virtually) and presenting findings regarding their latest research. This page will collect together our news stories and blog posts from the event. Look back at our ASCO 2019 and ASCO 2018 content.

NEWS: UK-first study shows feasibility of genetic screening for prostate cancer

Genetic screening for prostate cancer in GP surgeries could be effective at picking up otherwise undiagnosed cases of the disease, a new pilot study shows.

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NEWS: Blood test predicts response to prostate cancer treatment

A new blood test can predict how well men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to treatment and could replace some of the existing methods used to characterise and track the disease.

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NEWS: New optimised precision radiotherapy can reduce swallowing difficulties for head and neck cancer patients

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy pioneered at The Royal Marsden and the ICR has been shown to spare head and neck cancer patients’ adverse life-long side effects post treatment.

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BLOG: Cancer researchers get together at a distance

At a time when cancer researchers usually descend on Chicago for the biggest cancer conference of the year, Sarah Wells looks ahead at some of the highlights that researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research will be presenting at this year’s virtual edition of the ASCO Annual Meeting.

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