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The ASCO Daily News is the official news source for the ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium, providing expert perspectives on controversial topics and session highlights. Articles include physician-authored “Expert Editorials” on current clinical issues in oncology, interviews with Meeting attendees, and recaps of key sessions and presentations. Content is current as of the Meeting date and may not reflect the most recent data.

January 27, 2018

The expression of endogenous retroviruses in tumors appears to be a major mechanism of immunogenicity and can predict responses to PD-1 blockade in clear-cell renal cell carcinoma, according to a new study.

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January 27, 2018

A subset of patients with early-stage prostate cancer characterized by certain gene expression are at an increased risk of developing metastatic disease, and present with targetable immune biology. 

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January 27, 2018

Experts discussed how as the field of immunotherapy matures, new targets, combinations, and concepts have begun to emerge, with particular interest in expanding the uses of immunotherapy into malignancies that have so far proven largely resistant to the approach. 

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January 27, 2018

A novel approach to CAR T-cell therapy involving a trivalent design targeting CD19, CD20, and CD22 can effectively target primary acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells, and could potentially mitigate CD19-negative relapse, according to a new laboratory study.

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January 27, 2018

A CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy known as JCAR017 showed potent and durable responses in a study of patients with poor-prognosis relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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January 26, 2018

The combination of a selective PARP inhibitor known as pamiparib (BGB-290) and an agent targeting the PD-1 receptor known as tislelizumab (BGB-A317) was well tolerated with activity that supports continued investigation, according to a phase I trial in patients with advanced malignancies.

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January 26, 2018

A first-in-class agent known as E7046 that inhibits the PGE2-receptor type 4 was well tolerated and showed promising clinical activity, especially regarding its potential for combination therapy, in a phase I trial of patients with advanced malignancies.

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January 26, 2018

Treatment with multisite stereotactic body radiotherapy prior to pembrolizumab treatment may help improve outcomes in patients with advanced solid tumors and multiple metastatic sites, according to a phase I study.

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January 23, 2018

Merit Awards are awarded to fellows/oncology trainees whose research is addressed in high-quality abstracts submitted to an ASCO-sponsored or cosponsored meeting and recognized for its scientific merit.

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January 18, 2018

The ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium Clinical Corner allows expert physicians to answer questions posed by an attendee during previous Best of ASCO Meetings.

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January 18, 2018

Dr. Isac I. Schnirer discusses why he’s traveling to attend the 2018 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium for the second year.

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January 18, 2018

A new guideline from ASCO outlines best practices for cancer clinicians when communicating with patients and their loved ones.

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January 18, 2018

The ASCO clinical practice guideline stresses that health care providers need to initiate the discussion about sexual function with their patients as early as possible in the treatment paradigm.

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January 18, 2018

CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of ASCO, has signed formal collaboration agreements with seven other nonprofit associations and two federal agencies.

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January 18, 2018

ASCO has announced that the first three practices in Spain have received Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification through the QOPI Certification Program. 

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January 18, 2018

ASCO University, in partnership with the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology, and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association introduced a series of new certificate programs specifically tailored to APs.

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January 18, 2018

Women in oncology aren’t ascending the leadership ladder at rates anywhere close to their male counterparts—and ASCO wants to fix that.

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January 18, 2018

Dr. Jalil Ali and Dr. Layth Mula-Hussain are two of the oncologists determined to revive cancer care progress in Iraq.

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January 18, 2018

Dr. Jeffrey A. Bluestone, president and CEO of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, will provide an overview of past developments in cancer immunotherapy and discuss the future of research in this field in his keynote lecture on January 25.

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January 18, 2018

Internationally renowned clinical scientist Malcolm K. Brenner, MD, PhD, will provide an overview of recent advances in the development of cellular therapies for cancer during his keynote lecture, “Cellular Therapy for Cancer.”

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