CARE Perspectives: ASCO 2018

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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 Oncology. 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

Radiation Oncology Faculty

Dr. Brita Danielson
University of Alberta

Report Sections, Algorithm and Supplement

Medical Oncology Faculty 

Dr. Normand Blais
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Dr. Stephen Chia
BC Cancer Agency 

Dr. Sebastien Hotte
Juravinski Cancer Centre

Dr. Barbara Melosky
BC Cancer Agency 

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


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: CLCCO 2016

The annual Canadian Lung Cancer Conference (CLCCO) 2016 was held in Vancouver, BC from February 11-12th. Presentations covered a number of exciting topics in lung cancer, with content relating to medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and supportive care. On Thursday February 11th, prior to the CLCCO conference, members of the CARE Faculty also held a Resident and Trainee Education Meeting. This meeting was chaired by Drs. Devin Shellenberg (Radiation Oncology, BCCA) and Randeep Sangha (Medical Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute), and included presentations from a number of Canadian and international KOLs (please visit the CARE website for more information and access to presentation content).  

This issue of CARE Perspectives will have a focus on the medical oncology content from both the conference as well as the Resident and Trainee meeting. A summary of the most relevant and compelling stories will be provided with additional commentary and perspectives from the CLCCO chair, and CARE Faculty member, Dr. Barb Melosky (BCCA). 

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:

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CARE Perspectives WCLC 2015

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Members of the CARE Lung Cancer Faculty recently attended the World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) 2015 conference held in Denver, Colorado on September 6-9.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from WCLC 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.

This report includes information on the epidemiology, prevention and screening of lung cancer in Canada; the revised staging system in lung cancer; and both early and advanced stages of lung cancer.

Below is a link to the full report:

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CARE Perspectives ASCO 2015

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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:

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CARE Perspectives CLCCO 2015

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Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently attended CLCCO (Canadian Lung Cancer Conference) 2015 held in Vancouver, BC on February 5-6, 2015.

The meeting provided an opportunity for education and networking and was attended by Canadian academic and community specialists. Participating specialties included medical oncology, radiation oncology, respiratory medicine and pathology. In addition to the plenary sessions of the conference, the annual trainee education session was held on february 5th. A CARE Working Group meeting was also held on Saturday, february 7th, with select members of the faculty meeting to discuss current treatment options and the place of novel targeted agents within the lung cancer treatment landscape in Canada.

The CARE Conference Report content that follows is drawn from the CLCCO sessions, the trainee education meeting, and the working group. The emphasis of this report is on biomarkers in clinical practice, as well as the great debates in lung cancer. Content is augmented with perspectives and commentary from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

Below is a link to the full report:

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Guidance on Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Management

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Molecular testing has been a topic of interest for the CARE Lung Faculty as a personalized schematic approach to lung cancer. Treatment hinges on obtaining a diagnostic biopsy with adequate tissue for biomarker testing. Collaboration between the CARE Medical Oncology Faculty, CARE Respiratory Medicine Faculty, and the CARE Pathology Faculty has led to the consensus among participants that:

  • Molecular status impacts patient outcome and influences treatment decisions
  • Testing at diagnosis allows for molecular status at first presentation

To better understand the current treatment protocol for biomarker testing a national survey of Canadian specialists was conducted by CARE Faculty members Drs. Natasha Leighl, Sunil Verma, and Peter Ellis. The results of this survey then formed the basis for a poster presentation which was displayed at IASLC 2013. A suggested ‘testing at diagnosis’ algorithm was subsequently created by the CARE Faculty. This algorithm showed the collaborative effort between all of the major stakehold- ers, from the collection of the pathology sample through to its handling and processing. As a result, biomarker testing has been made more accessible at many centres across Canada.

The faculty felt it was important to provide guidance on the therapy choices available for patients once molecular status has been determined. 

Below is a link to the full guidance:

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CARE Perspectives CLCCO 2014

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Members of the CARE Lung Cancer Faculty met at the CLCCO (Canadian Lung Cancer Conference) 2014, on February 6-7, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. The CARE faculty also presented to residents and trainees during a session that ran on Thursday February 6th, prior to the CLCCO opening gala dinner. The CARE Conference Report from CLCCO 2014 covers select sessions from the CLCCO meeting, as well as presentations made at the resident and trainee meeting.

The CARE Lung Cancer Faculty also held the first ‘CARE Canadian Lung Cancer Summit’ on February 8th, with key academic and community opinion leaders from across Canada in attendance. At this meeting the Faculty discussed important topics in lung cancer, with a focus on testing at diagnosis. A summary of the discussion can be found in the Post-CLCCO CARE Lung Cancer Faculty Meeting and Update section of the report. Results of a recent CARE Needs Assessment led by CARE Faculty members Drs. Barbara Melosky and Normand Blais, are also showcased in this report. 

Below is a link to the full report: 

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CARE Perspectives ASCO CCOCO 2014

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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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CARE Perspectives ASCO 2014

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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: 

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Click here for the full report.

 

CARE Perspectives ESMO 2014

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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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National Testing at Diagnosis Algorithm for Medical Oncologists, Respirologists & Pathologists

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The CARE Lung Cancer Faculty initially met at CLCCO 2011 and agreed that there is a need to involve all stakeholders (medical oncologists, respirologists and thoracic surgeons (respiratory medicine), and pathologists) along the patient pathway to successfully achieve ‘testing at diagnosis’. Meetings were subsequently held with Canadian pathologists, as well as respirologists. 

Below is a link to the algorithm:

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CARE Perspectives CLCCO 2013

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Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. The treatment of lung cancer has seen tremendous strides with new therapy options and a greater understanding of lung cancer biology.

The Canadian Lung Cancer Conference (CLCCO) was held in Vancouver, BC from February 7-8th, 2013. While CLCCO captured content from a radiation oncology, nursing, and medical oncology perspective, this report covers select presentations, with commentary and perspectives by the CARE Faculty. 

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CARE Perspectives ECC IASLC 2013

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The CARE Oncology Faculty recently met at ECC (European Cancer Congress) 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 27–October 1, 2013). The congress covered a wide range of oncology disciplines; this report focuses on lung cancer, breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. 

The CARE Faculty also attended IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) 2013 in Sydney, Australia (October 27–30, 2013). There was a large Canadian presence at the conference this year with the presentation of many posters led by leading Canadian opinion leaders. The lung cancer section of the report includes an update from this conference, including an overview of two Canadian poster presentations made by CARE Faculty members 

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Best of Oncology: Lung Cancer 2012

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The treatment of lung cancer is rapidly evolving with new exciting therapies and approaches being developed. At conferences throughout 2012 a continuing theme was new advances leading to more individualized therapy for patients. This report will cover the top impactful and exciting stories in lung cancer from the past year. 

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