CARE Oncology Update: Spring 2015

The CARE Oncology Faculty is excited to announce a number of new developments that have taken place so far this year. 

What follows are updates from the CARE Oncology Faculty in breast, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and head & neck cancers, as well as from the Supportive CARE Faculty.


Upcoming Initiatives

  • The CARE Oncology Faculty is excited to soon meet next with their Canadian counterparts from teaching and community centres at the trainee education meeting, CORE at ASCO 2015, on May 29 in Chicago, IL. Education and discussion topics will build on those from SABCS in 2014, while also focusing on news from ASCO.
  • A CARE Conference Report from ASCO will follow the conference, with the highlights from all areas of oncology.

 

CARE Updates in Breast Cancer

  • The CARE Breast Cancer Faculty recently developed a conference report, recapping key news from the St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria. Updates from this conference have been published and distributed to Canadian breast cancer specialists, and can be accessed here: CARE Perspectives from SG-BCC.
  • This faculty will meet next with their Canadian counterparts from teaching and community centres at the trainee education meeting, CORE at ASCO 2015, on May 29 in Chicago, IL. Education and discussion topics will build on those from SABCS in 2014, while also focusing on news from ASCO.
  • A CARE Conference Report from ASCO will follow with highlights from all areas of oncology.
 

CARE Updates in Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • The CARE Gastrointestinal Cancer Faculty recently met at ASCO GICS (Jan. 15-17, San Francisco, CA) where they reviewed news on GI Cancers and produced the CARE Perspectives on ASCO GICS conference report.  
  • Feel free to check out these postcards from ASCO GICS to see some of the Faculty's stories of interest from the conference!
 

CARE Updates in Genitourinary Cancer

  • The CARE Genitourinary Cancer Faculty met recently at ASCO GU (Feb. 26-28, Orlando, FL), and produced the ASCO GU Conference Report featuring the highlights.
  • The CARE Genitourinary Cancer Faculty plans to update the CARE mCRPC Treatment Guidance with new information on treatment options and sequencing for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and urologists.
  • The Faculty will next meet at the CUA/CUOG Multi-Disciplinary Meeting in Ottawa at the end of June. Stay tuned for an updated version of the mCRPC algorithm to come!

CARE Updates in Lung Cancer

  • The CARE Lung Cancer Faculty met in February at CLCCO 2015 in Vancouver, BC. A working group meeting was held to discuss news in the treatment of lung cancer, consider emerging news in immuno-oncology, and develop the CARE Conference Report from CLCCO.
  • Many of you will have received the Faculty's updated guidance on the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), along with information on ongoing trials in immuno-oncology, which continues to be an area of interest for CARE Faculty. This is an area that will also be covered in a basic science session at CARE at ASCO 2015.
  • Our resident/ trainee program (CORE) was also held at CLCCO, with great success. The meeting highlights can be found here.

Related Updates
Head & Neck Cancer, Supportive Care

  • The CARE Head & Neck Cancer Faculty has continued to look at data from the needs assessment on differentiated thyroid cancer, as well as discuss the management of patients with radioactive iodine-refractory thyroid cancer.
  • The Supportive CARE Faculty is pleased to be producing a conference report from ASCO 2015, featuring commentary on areas of interest for nurses and supportive care givers. Once completed, this will also be available on the CARE website.

The Canadian Conference of Community Oncology (CCOCO) is fast approaching! Register now so not to miss out on this exciting event taking place June 19-21 in Whistler, BC. 2015

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