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UH Seidman Cancer Center Experts to Present Data at 52nd ASCO Annual Meeting

Presentations Highlight the ASCO 2016 theme, “Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research”

Presentations by Researchers from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at ASCO 2016 include:

Individualizing Care for Older Adults Across the Cancer Care Continuum: Emerging Evidence and Collective Wisdom
Education Session: Cynthia Owusu, MD, MS
Presentation: Assessing and Minimizing Functional Decline During and After Chemotherapy
June 4 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., McCormick Place, S103

Predicted benefit of alternative post-treatment surveillance strategies in stage II and III colon cancer survivors
Abstract 3623: Johnie Rose, MD, PhD
Poster Session: Gastrointestinal (Colorectal) Cancer
June 4, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., Hall A

Preliminary Results from KEYNOTE-055: Pembrolizumab after Platinum and Cetuximab Failure in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)
Abstract 6011: Michael Gibson, MD, PhD
Session: Clinical Science Symposium: Harnessing the Immune System in Head and Neck Cancer: Evolving Standards in Metastatic Disease
June 4, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., Hall A

Randomized phase II study of cisplatin and etoposide versus temozolomide and capecitabine in patients (pts) with advanced G3 non-small cell gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine carcinomas (GEPNEC): A trial of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (EA2142)
Abstract TPS4149: Jennifer Eads, MD
Poster Session: June 4, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., Hall A

An independently validated nomogram for individualized estimation of survival among patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma: NRG oncology/RTOG 0525 and 0825
Abstract 2007: Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD
Oral Abstract Session: Central Nervous System Tumors
June 5, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m., S100a

Opportunities for Collective Decision-Making in Clinical Practice
Education session: Neal Meropol, MD
Presentation: Are Clinical Trials Right for Me? Creating an Online Decision-Making Tool for Patients
June 5, 11:30 – 11:50 a.m., S404

HCRN GU14-188: Neoadjuvant pembrolizumab (P) and gemcitabine (G) with or without cisplatin (C) in muscle invasive urothelial cancer (MIUC)
Abstract TPS4578: Chris Hoimes, DO
Poster Session: Genitourinary (Nonprostate) Cancer
June 6, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., Hall A

Predictors of unplanned hospitalizations among older adults receiving cancer chemotherapy
Abstract 10057: Cynthia Owusu, MD, MS
Poster Session: Patient and Survivor Care
June 6, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hall A

Complex association between social support and chemotherapy-related toxicities in older cancer patients
Abstract 10036: Cynthia Owusu, MD, MS
Poster Session: Patient and Survivor Care
June 6, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hall A

Phase I/II study of niraparib plus pembrolizumab in patients with triple-negative breast cancer or recurrent ovarian cancer
Abstract TPS5599: Shaveta Vinayak, MD
Poster Session: Gynecologic Cancer
June 6, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hall A


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