ASCO Research Summaries for Patients & Families from Cancer.Net
Advances in cancer care, treatment, prevention, and survivorship continue to be discussed at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. Cancer.Net, ASCO's patient education website, has provided the following summaries and discussions by ASCO experts about what these studies mean for people with breast or lung cancer, as well as their friends and families.
- Two Commonly Used Paclitaxel Chemotherapy Schedules are Equally Effective for Early-Stage Breast Cancer, but One Has Fewer Side Effects
- For Early-Stage Breast Cancer, Lymph Node Radiation Therapy Works as Well as Surgery with a Lower Risk of Lymphedema
- One in Five African American Women with Breast Cancer Have a Genetically Higher Risk of Breast Cancer
(Last updated on June 3, 2013 )