ONCOLOGISTS: Don’t miss the Best of ASCO Texas Review 2018, on the RiverWalk, June 23

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio is hosting the Best of ASCO Texas Review at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio on San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) brings people together from around the world who are involved in cancer treatment, research and teaching. As cancer’s largest professional society, one of ASCO’s crucial missions is hosting large national and regional meetings to present the latest discoveries, especially in the realm of treatments.

One of the greatest barriers to effective dissemination of information is the large size of the audience and the sheer volume of details, including journal articles, studies, protocols, modalities and other aspects of cancer care that are presented each year. ASCO addresses this barrier in part by supporting smaller, local meetings by presenters who take the “best of ASCO” from the larger conferences and organize smaller conferences in their local areas.

The Best of ASCO Texas Review is a one-day event will be a comprehensive summary of the most up-to-date research and clinical data presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. Topics to be presented include palliative and supportive care, neuro-oncology, breast cancer — metastatic/breast oncology-adjuvant, hematologic malignancies, lung cancer/thoracic, colorectal cancer, new therapeutics, gynecology oncology, gastrointestinal cancers — CR, head and neck, and GU oncology.

The conference is recommended for hematologists/oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals specializing in oncology, and offers up to nine hours of continuing medical education credit. Speakers will be physicians and researchers from Stanford, MD Anderson, Northwestern, Mayo Clinic and University of Washington, as well as San Antonio’s Mays Cancer Center.

Presentations & Speakers for the Best of ASCO Texas, June 23, 2018:

Best of ASCO: Patient and Survivor Care

Kavitha Ramchandran, MD

Stanford University, Stanford, California

Central Nervous System Update

Andrew Brenner, MD, PhD

Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio, Texas

Updates in the Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Debasish Tripathy, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Hematologic Malignancies

Robyn Scherber, MD

Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona

ASCO 2018 Lung Cancer Update

Melissa Johnson, MD

Sarah Cannon Research Institute Tennessee Oncology, Nashville, Tennessee

ASCO 2018 Updates in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Mary Mulcahy, MD

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Updates From Early Therapeutics

John Sarantopoulos, MD

Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio, Texas

Best of ASCO 2018 Gynecologic Oncology

Georgia A. McCann, MD

Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio, Texas

Updates in Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Laura Tenner, MD

Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio, Texas

Highlights for Head and Neck Cancers

Sherri Rauenzahn Cervantez, MD

Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio, Texas

Recent Updates in the Management of Genitourinary Cancers

Petros Grivas, MD, PhD

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Adjuvant Breast Cancer

Virginia Kaklamani, MD

Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio, Texas

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

To register for the event or learn more, visit the mayscancercenter.org, where you will find a link to this meeting on the lower portion of the home page.