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practice changing and breakthrough abstracts from #ASCO23

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a highly anticipated event in the medical field, bringing together oncology professionals from around the world to share groundbreaking research, discuss emerging therapies, and shape the future of cancer care. ASCO 2023 scientific meeting, held at the start of june, presented an array of practice-changing and breakthrough abstracts, including a special focus on comprehensive genomic profiling, the use of mRNA vaccines to treat cancer, and promising use of CART in solid tumours. This report highlights the profound impact of the conference on cancer care and decision-making processes in Canada. The findings presented at the meeting have the potential to transform patient outcomes and shape the future of cancer treatment and research.

The meeting held under the presidential theme of 'Partnering with Patients: The Cornerstone of Cancer Care and Research' emphasizes the vital role of patients in shaping cancer care and research, recognizing their unique experiences, perspectives, and needs. The theme underscores the significance of involving patients as active participants in their care, decision-making processes, and clinical trials. By fostering collaboration and communication between patients and healthcare providers, this patient-centered approach aims to improve treatment outcomes, enhance quality of life, and deliver more personalized and targeted therapies.

The ASCO report showcases an array of practice-changing breakthroughs presented at the meeting. These findings are practice changing or have the potential to become the new standard of care- and will be important to follow as further research is done and presented. The research presented has the potential to improve survival rates, enhance quality of life, and minimize treatment-related side effects. The ASCO report serves as a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, providing evidence-based insights to guide decision-making and facilitate the delivery of patient-centered care. Highlighting the progress made in cancer care and research, underscoring the importance of continuing to embrace advancements and evolving treatment paradigms.


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