Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last Day of ASCO 2009

Today is the last day of the 45th Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology® (ASCO) meeting in Florida. Some exciting clinical findings have emerged on breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, HER2+ gastric cancer (yes, this is not a typo. I mean gastric cancer and not breast cancer), and many other malignancies. It's also exciting to see advances in drug therapy, new agents, pipeline drugs, and novel deliver formulations (such as the application of nanotechnology, pegylation, etc.).

As we discover more advances in medical science and technology, I hope we find a cure for cancer someday. Perhaps when we're all old and gray, we'll tell our children and grandchildren about the "old days" of using chemotherapy and radiation therapy (of course, finding a cure for cancer may put some people out of work).

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