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Robert Glynne-Jones, MBBS
Dec 22, 2015 11:32 AM
Welcome to this discussion forum for the Rectal Cancer ASCO Tumor Board.  This course discussed an 82-year-old active female without systemic disease who is found to have microcytic anemia and weight loss. No other symptomatology. No family history of cancer. On exam she has no abdominal masses. No...
ASCO International Affairs
Dec 10, 2015 2:41 PM
More than 80 doctors, nurses and medical students attended the Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) held in São Paulo, Brazil in August of 2015. ASCO partnered with the Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo (ICESP) to present the two-day course which featured interactive sessions...
Molecular Oncology Tumor Board
ASCO University
Dec 02, 2015 10:12 AM
Read more to answer the following questions: 1) Who should get routine molecular testing at diagnosis for NSCLC and what tests should be performed? 2)  Given this patient’s age and smoking history are you surprised at the finding of an EGFR mutation? 3) What is the most appropriate initial...
Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD, FASCO
Nov 18, 2015 10:11 AM
Welcome to this discussion forum for the Acute Myeloid Leukemia ASCO Tumor Board.  This course discussed a forty-four year old man who presents with fatigue that has been worsening over 3 weeks.  A complete blood count shows a hematocrit of 25%, a white blood cell count of 17,000/mm3 with frequent...
Molecular Oncology Tumor Board
ASCO University
Nov 04, 2015 10:35 AM
Read more to answer the following questions: 1) Does this tumor have a variant morphology and is it significant clinically? 2.) What are the diagnostic/staging studies at this point? 3.) What are treatment options for this patient? 4.) Which tumor gene mutational analysis, if any, might aid in...


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