Oncologists from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine Present at American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting

May 31, 2016

Oncologists from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will discuss their latest research findings at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, June 3-7 in Chicago. The presentations will cover a variety of disciplines and treatment approaches, with a focus on this year’s meeting theme: the future of patient-centered care and research.

Among the institutions’ total of 48 sessions, two abstracts have been selected for inclusion in the Best of ASCO program, which highlights the most cutting-edge science and research presented at the meeting. Dr. Dawn Hershman, leader of the Breast Cancer Program of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, will discuss the risk of neuropathy in patients receiving chemotherapy, and Dr. Adrienne Phillips, assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and assistant attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, will present information about a novel antibody that combats CCR4 in adult T-cell lymphoma.

Among the most significant participants and presentations this year are the following:

Friday, June 3

Dr. Jennifer Levine

Oral Abstract Session: Pediatric Oncology
Nonsurgical premature menopause in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study: prevalence, risk factors and reproductive outcomes (Abstract 10504)
4:12 – 4:24 p.m., S504

Saturday, June 4

Dr. Manish A. Shah

The BRIGHTER trial: A phase III randomized double-blind study of BBI-608 + weekly paclitaxel versus placebo + weekly paclitaxel in patients with pretreated advanced gastric and gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma (Abstract TPS4144)
8:00 – 11:30 a.m.; Hall A, Poster Board: #129b

Dr. Naiyer A. Rizvi

Poster Discussion Session: Lung Cancer—Non-Small Cell Local-Regional/Small Cell/Other Thoracic Cancers
Immunotherapy in Rare Thoracic Malignancies (Abstracts 8517, 8518, 8519)
2:09 – 2:21 p.m., Arie Crown Theater

Sunday, June 5

Dr. Dawn L. Hershman

Best of ASCO: Patient and Survivor Care
Comorbidities and risk of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy among participants in SWOG clinical trials (Abstract 10001)
8:12 – 8:24 a.m., S102

Dr. Heather Greenlee

Oral Abstract Session: Patient and Survivor Care
Body mass index, lifestyle factors, and taxane-induced neuropathy in women with breast cancer: The Pathways Study (Abstract 10002)
8:24 – 8:36 a.m., S102

Dr. Alan Astrow

Oral Abstract Session: Patient and Survivor Care
Just what are spiritual needs of cancer patients? An empirical study in a diverse population (Abstract 10005)
9:24 – 9:36 a.m., S102

Dr. Adrienne Phillips

Best of ASCO: Hematologic Malignancies—Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
A prospective, multicenter, randomized study of anti-CCR4 monoclonal antibody mogamulizumab (moga) vs investigator's choice in the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory adult t-cell leukemia-lymphoma (Abstract 7501)
9:57 – 10:09 a.m., E354b

Monday, June 6

Dr. Scott T. Tagawa

Oral Abstract Session: Genitourinary (Prostate) Cancer
TAXYNERGY: Randomized trial of early switch from first-line docetaxel to cabazitaxel or vice versa with circulating tumor cell biomarkers in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (Abstract 5007)
10:12 – 10:24 a.m., Hall D2

NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine offer state-of-the-art care at three of the nation’s leading cancer centers: the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program and the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.


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Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, preclinical, and clinical research; medical and health sciences education; and patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Columbia University Medical Center is home to the largest medical research enterprise in New York City and State and one of the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast. For more information, visit cumc.columbia.edu or columbiadoctors.org.

Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine — faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization — are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit weill.cornell.edu.

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