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ASCO19 Preview: Caring for Every Patient, Learning from Every Patient

May 24, 2019

Beginning Friday, May 31, one day before the kickoff of the Cancer Research Institute’s seventh annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month, Chicago will again play host to the largest clinical cancer conference in the world: the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO19). The theme of this year’s meeting is “Caring for Every Patient, Learning from Every Patient,” and it’s clear that the diverse offerings reflect this imperative.

The many presentations and posters at this year’s conference involve significant efforts to develop effective treatments for more patients as well as understand why certain patients respond and others don’t—and to better characterize the biomarkers that might help doctors predict who will respond to treatment.

The work of more than 50 CRI scientists and doctors will be featured at the conference—through more than 30 talks and more than 130 posters—and together their work will highlight some of the most promising immunotherapy advances in a variety of cancers. Below are some of the exciting presentations featuring work by CRI scientists that we are looking forward to most at ASCO19.

Get further perspective on the role immunotherapy will play at ASCO19 in STAT's latest podcast, featuring an interview with Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., CEO and director of scientific affairs at the Cancer Research Institute. To stay up to date regarding the latest news coming out of ASCO19, be sure to follow our blog for daily recaps! 

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