CARE Perspectives: ASCO 2018 Genitourinary Section

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Select members of the CARE™ Faculty met at the 2018 ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology) meeting, held in Chicago, IL from June 1st to 5th with follow-up amongst those that treat genitourinary cancer at CUA (Canadian Urology Association) meeting in Halifax, N.S. from June 23rd to 26th. 

This report includes a summary of the key news and updates in GU Cancers. Abstract and Plenary Session content is drawn from the ASCO 2018 meeting, and is augmented with CARE™ Faculty perspectives informed by both ASCO and CUA. Content from both ASCO and CUA is written in the language it was presented in.

CARE Faculty who have Contributed to this report:

Consultation, Algorithm and Supplement

Medical Oncology Faculty

Dr. Sandeep Sehdev
The Ottawa Hospital 

Urology Faculty

Dr. Anil Kapoor
McMaster University

Dr. Ricardo Rendon
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Alan So
Vancouver General Hospital 

Report Sections, Algorithm and Supplement

Medical Oncology Faculty

Dr. Sebastien Hotte
Juravinski Cancer Centre

Dr. Denis Soulières
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO GUCS 2018

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Members of the CARE™ Genitourinary Faculty recently attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO GUCS 2018) on February 8th to 10th 2018 in San Francisco, California. 

The ASCO GUCS is a multi-day, scientific education symposium focused on the multidisciplinary needs of physicians and other members of the cancer care and research community who diagnose, treat, and study genitourinary (GU) malignancies. 

This issue of CARE™ Perspectives from ASCO GUCS provides updates on key news presented at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Content is augmented with perspectives from Dr. Sebastien Hotte (McMaster University), Dr. Anil Kapoor (McMaster University), as well as other CARE™ urology and radiation oncology faculty who added new sequencing considerations to the CARE™ treatment algorithm for prostate cancer (PC). This algorithm is found at the end of this report. 

Although the symposium features coverage on the full spectrum of GU diseases, this report focuses on PC. 

CARE Genitourinary Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Anil Kapoor, MD
McMaster University

Sebastien Hotte, MD
McMaster University 

CARE Guidance: Treatment Considerations for Advanced Prostate Cancer

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The 2017 CARE™ treatment considerations for advanced prostate cancer, considers updates and experiences of the contributing specialists identified below. Included is a suggested treatment algorithm, along with management considerations for mHSPC, CNSPC/CSPC and CRPC.

This guidance is based on experiences and perspectives of Canadian urologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. The aim of this collaboration is to optimize patient outcomes by taking into account all other specialties who manage and treat patients with advanced prostate cancer.

 

CARE Faculty Who Have Contributed to This Report:

Dr. Alan So- BC Cancer Agency, Urology, Faculty Lead

Dr. Anil Kapoor- St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Urology

Dr. Brita Danielson- Alberta Health Services, Radiation Oncology, Faculty Lead

Dr. Denis Soulières- Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Medical Oncology

Dr. Kim Chi- BCCA, Medical Oncology

Dr. Ricardo Rendon- QEII Health Sciences Centre, Urology

Dr. Sebastien Hotte- Juravinski Cancer Centre, Medical Oncology, Faculty Lead

Dr. Srikala Sridhar- Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Medical Oncology

 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO 2017

At ASCO 2017 (Chicago, Illinois – June 2-6), CARE Faculty members met to discuss the news and developments in the field of oncology.

Within this report, key abstracts and select plenary sessions have been summarized and augmented with perspectives from the CARE Faculty framed from a Canadian perspective. 

The content that follows is written in the language in which it was presented and is adapted from the abstracts presented at the ASCO 2017 conference. 

 

CARE FACULTY WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT:

Rob El-Maraghi, MD
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Sebastien Hotte, MD
McMaster University

Denis Soulières, MD
CHUM

Kim Chi, MD
BC Cancer Agency

CARE Perspectives: ESMO 2016

Highlights from ESMO 2016

Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently attended the ESMO 2016 conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark from October 7th-11th.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ESMO 2016 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

CARE Oncology Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Christian Kollmannsberger, MD
University of British Columbia

Daniel Rayson, MD
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Denis Soulières, MD
University of Montreal

 

 

 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO 2016

Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty spoke at the 11th annual CARE at ASCO 2016 meeting in order to educate Canadian trainees and residents as well as frame each of the developments from a Canadian perspective. Presentations featured cutting edge content with discussion on relevant cases and treatment strategies. CARE at ASCO was attended by over 50 Canadian oncology professionals. 

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ASCO 2016 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

I encourage you to attend the CARE at ASCO meeting in 2017 to learn about the highlights from ASCO, framed in a Canadian perspective. 

See you next year,

 

Denis Soulières, MD (Chair)
University of Montreal

 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO GUCS 2016

The annual ASCO GUCS 2016 conference was held in San Francisco, California from January 7-9. There was a number of exciting abstracts and research presented at this conference. A growing body of research has led to the development and approval of many agents in metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), and specialists face challenges regarding choice of therapy and sequencing of treatment options. For this reason, the focus of issue of CARE Perspectives is on prostate cancer. It provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at ASCO GUCS, framed from a Canadian perspective. 

 

Oncology Year in Review 2015

There were a number of exciting developments in oncology this year. The CARE Oncology Year in Review 2015 is an interactive report that covers some of the most exciting stories in oncology throughout 2015. An overview of programs that different CARE faculties have developed in 2015 and upcoming conferences in 2016 have also been highlighted in this report.

CARE Perspectives ECC 2015

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Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently met at the European Cancer Conference (ECC) 2015 conference held in Vienna, Austria from September 25-29. 

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ECC 2015 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspective from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

Below is a link to the full report:

  CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT.

 

CARE Guidance: Treatment Considerations for mCRPC

Metastatic CRPC (mCRPC) has been a focus for the CARE Genitourinary Faculty since 2014, when they met at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting to discuss current challenges and considerations in the management of mCRPC. It was decided that multiple specialties (radiation oncology, urology, and medical oncology) needed to be involved in this discussion in order to provide their expertise and offer a variety of perspectives to the group. During the meeting at ASCO 2014, a CARE Treatment Guidance for mCRPC was developed. 

Since then, more data and agents have become available. Members of the CARE Faculty met at the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) – Canadian Urologic Oncology Group (CUOG) Multidisciplinary Meeting 2015 (June 27, 2015) to further discuss treatment options and considerations in this disease category, with the ultimate goal of updating and augmenting the previous CARE guidance document.

This document contains the updated CARE Treatment Guidance and provides additional details on the treatment options, including updated trial information on how the agent should be used, supporting recommendations from ASCO and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), and supportive care issues. 

The development of this publication was led by CARE GU Faculty members Drs. Sebastien Hotte, Brita Danielson and Alan So, and includes insights/perspectives from other leading key opinion leaders from across Canada (please see guidance references for full details on specialists involved).

Below is a link to the full report:

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CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PUBLICATION

 

CARE Perspectives CCOCO & ASCO 2015

  Click here to read the full CARE Perspectives CCOCO & ASCO 2015 Conference Report. 

Click here to read the full CARE Perspectives CCOCO & ASCO 2015 Conference Report. 

Members of the CARE (Community, Academic, Research, Education) Oncology Faculty recently met at the CCOCO 2015 conference (Banff, AB – June 19-21) and attended ASCO 2015 (Chicago, IL - May 29 – June 2). Presentations were made on various topics in oncology at the CCOCO 2015 conference, as well as presentations and abstracts at ASCO. The annual CORE Resident and Trainee Education meeting at ASCO was held on May 29th where CARE Faculty members presented on a number of key topics in oncology.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from CCOCO and ASCO 2015 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspective from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

Below is a link to the full report: 

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Click here for the full report.

 

CARE Perspectives ASCO 2015

  Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ASCO 2015 Conference Report.  

Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ASCO 2015 Conference Report. 

Members of the CARE (Community. Academic. Research. Education) Oncology Faculty recently met at the ASCO 2015 conference held in Chicago from May 29 – June 2. The CORE Resident and Trainee Education meeting was held on May 29th (8:00 am - 1:00 pm). At this meeting CARE Faculty members presented on a number of key topics in oncology.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ASCO 2015 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

Below is a link to the full report:

  Click here for the full report.

Click here for the full report.

 

CARE Perspectives ASCO GU 2015

  Click here to view the CARE Perspectives ASCO GU 2015 Conference Report.  

Click here to view the CARE Perspectives ASCO GU 2015 Conference Report. 

Members of the Care Oncology Faculty recently attended aSCO (american Society of Clinical Oncology) GU (Genitourinary Cancers Symposium) held in Orlando, Fl, on February 26-28, 2015. They have identified a number of exciting stories that were presented at the conference. The Care Perspectives report from aSCO GU 2015 provides compelling abstracts presented at this meeting, as well as an overview of how we have progressed and where research is heading. 

Below is a link to the full report:

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mCRPC Urology Onco Times 2015

  Click here to view the full mCRPC Urology Onco Times Needs Assessment Results 2015. 

Click here to view the full mCRPC Urology Onco Times Needs Assessment Results 2015. 

A CARE (Community, Academic, Research, Education) Needs Assessment was recently conducted on current treatment protocols and views of Canadian specialists surrounding the treatment of mCRPC. This program was directed at Canadian medical oncology, radiation oncology, and urology specialists involved in identifying, referring, treating and the management of mCRPC. CARE Faculty members, Drs. Kim Chi (BCCA), Brita Danielson (University of Alberta) and Alan So (BCCA), are leading specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology, and urology, respectively. They have endorsed this initiative and validated the ques- tionnaire content before it was distributed to their peers. The following combined analysis provides a composite of insights from each specialty on the topic of mCRPC. The commentary in this analysis is provided by Dr. Alan So, and is geared towards urologists. 

Below is a link to the full results:

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Click here for the full needs assessment results. 

 

mCRPC Radiation Oncology Onco Times 2015

  Click here to view the full mCRPC Radiation Oncology Onco Times 2015 Needs Assessment Results 2015.  

Click here to view the full mCRPC Radiation Oncology Onco Times 2015 Needs Assessment Results 2015.  

A CARE (Community, Academic, Research, Education) Needs Assessment was recently conducted on current treatment protocols and views of Canadian specialists surrounding the treatment of mCRPC. This program was directed at Canadian medical oncology, radiation oncology, and urology specialists involved in identifying, referring, treating and management of mCRPC. CARE Faculty members, Drs. Kim Chi (BCCA), Sebastien Hotte (Juravinski Cancer Centre), Brita Danielson (University of Alberta) and Alan So (BCCA), are leading specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology, and urology, respectively. They have endorsed this initiative and validated the questionnaire content before it was distributed to their peers. The following combined analysis provides a composite of results and insights on the topic of mCRPC. The commentary in this analysis is provided by Dr. Brita Danielson and is geared towards radiation oncologists. 

Below is a link to the full results:

  Click here for the full needs assessment results.

Click here for the full needs assessment results.

 

mCRPC Medical Oncology Onco Times 2015

  Click here to view the full mCRPC Medical oncology Onco Times Needs Assessment Results 2015. 

Click here to view the full mCRPC Medical oncology Onco Times Needs Assessment Results 2015. 

A CARE (Community, Academic, Research, Education) Needs Assessment was recently conducted on current treatment protocols and views of Canadian specialists surrounding the treatment of mCRPC. This program was directed at Canadian medical oncology, radiation oncology, and urology specialists involved in identifying, referring, treating and management of mCRPC. CARE Faculty members, Drs. Kim Chi (BCCA), Sebastien Hotte (Juravinski Cancer Centre), Brita Danielson (University of Alberta) and Alan So (BCCA), are leading specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology, and urology, respectively. They have endorsed this initiative and validated the questionnaire content before it was distributed to their peers. The following combined analysis provides a composite of results and insights on the topic of mCRPC. The commentary in this analysis is provided by Drs. Kim Chi and Sebastien Hotte, and is geared towards medical oncologists. 

Below is a link to the results:

  Click here for the full needs assessment results.

Click here for the full needs assessment results.

 

CARE Perspectives ASCO GU 2014

  Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ASCO GU 2014 Conference Report. 

Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ASCO GU 2014 Conference Report. 

The CARE Conference Report from ASCO GU Cancer Symposium 2014 covers compelling abstracts and stories, giving an overview of where we have progressed and where research is heading in the future of genitourinary cancer. 

Below is a link to the full report:

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Click here for the full report.

 

CARE Perspectives ASCO CCOCO 2014

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Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ASCO CCOCO 2014 Conference Report.

Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently met at the annual ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncologists) 2014 conference held in Chicago, IL from May 30th – June 3rd. The CARE at ASCO education event was held with trainees and community oncologists from across Canada and covered various topics in oncology. Perspectives from the CCOCO (Canadian Conference of Community Oncology) 2014 held in Collingwood, ON (June 13th – June 15th) are also included in this report. 

Below is a link to the full report:

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Click here to read the full report.

 

CARE Perspectives ASCO 2014

  Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ASCO 2014 Conference Report. 

Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ASCO 2014 Conference Report. 

Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently met at the annual ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncologists) 2014 conference held in Chicago, IL from May 30th – June 3rd. The CARE at ASCO education event was held with trainees and community oncologists from across Canada and covered various topics in oncology. 

Below is a link to the full report: 

  Click here for the full report.

Click here for the full report.

 

CARE Perspectives ESMO 2014

  Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ESMO 2014 Conference Report. 

Click here to view the full CARE Perspectives ESMO 2014 Conference Report. 

Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently attended a CARE working group meeting during the annual ESMO 2014 conference held in Madrid, Spain from September 26-30 2014. In attendance were a number of CARE Faculty Members representing a variety of tumour sites. What follows is an overview of the key abstracts and sessions from ESMO discussed at this meeting, with Canadian perspectives provided by Faculty. 

Below is a link to the full report:

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Click here for the full report.