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Molecular Oncology Tumor Board
ASCO University
May 10, 2017 8:23 AM
Read more to answer the following questions: 1) Is the location and morphology of this tumor significant clinically? 2) Prior to NGS what additional testing could have been performed? 3) Is one test for hereditary colon cancer better than the other? 4) What is the role of genetic counseling for...
Practice
Virginia D. Anderson
May 05, 2017 12:55 PM
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is now accepting submissions for its Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care. The award will recognize exceptional providers whose focus on quality care has touched all aspects of cancer care, including respecting...
International
ASCO Admin
May 04, 2017 4:11 PM
If you read our Exclusive Journal Coverage story on physician-patient communication in Sri Lanka, you know that norms around what information is given to (or kept from) the patient and their...
Practice
ASCO Admin
May 04, 2017 4:08 PM
This question was posed by an attendee at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. What do you think?
Should men with DNA break repair mutations (BRCA1, BRCA2, ATM, etc) found on a genetic test, but who otherwise have low-risk disease, be considered for surveillance? What is the data?
Molecular Oncology Tumor Board
ASCO University
Apr 12, 2017 9:01 AM
Read more to answer the following questions: 1) Would you recommend clinical genetics consultation for BRCA testing? Would an expanded panel be beneficial? 2) What would be the next step in this patient’s management? 3) Is there a value in performing biopsy of liver lesion before starting any...

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