ikcc-guasco-large-session-photoby Deb Maskens, Kidney Cancer Canada

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held its annual Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium in San Francisco from January 7-9.

The theme of this year’s Symposium was “Patient-Centric Care: Translating Research to Results”. The program included localized and advanced disease, immunotherapy and health care outcomes. The program was bursting with kidney cancer content including 19 presentations, 129 posters and 2 evening ancillary meetings. It was wonderful to see how much research and progress is being made in kidney cancer, and how it is transforming treatment options for patients.

I include in my report some highlights of the conference from a lay perspective. As always, if you have questions about any of these updates and how they may apply to your care, please feel free to give us a call and, of course, ask your physician.

Click here to read her full report.