Welcome to ASCO 2014 (#ASCO14), and this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the world’s largest cancer conference.

It’s the Super Bowl of cancer conferences – the meeting you not only have to be at if you’re in the field, but where you want to have your data presented. The press room is truly multinational.

The weather I have to say is glorious in Chicago, it’s probably the best time of year to visit, but as anyone who has ever been to ASCO knows, it’s an all consuming meeting and you never have any chance to visit the sights, although the travel department has kindly provided a room with a view.

This year we’ll be writing daily blog posts that provide rolling coverage – as and when the opportunity presents – we’ll be updating the post with news, commentary, and the occasional picture or clip from an interview.

Today, despite being primarily a travel day, we made it to a couple of the poster highlights sessions.

Sadly, with flights, hotels and bar bills to pay, the ASCO coverage is for subscribers only. The first of our live blogs begins below. It will probably kill us to do this, but here goes…..we’re kicking off with some commentary on the poster highlights sessions.

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