Chicago – it’s the last day of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. There’s been a record attendance this year with over 30,000 people coming to Chicago to hear the latest news and research on cancer treatments.

The message I am left with is the considerable hope it offers cancer patients around the well as researchers harness the latest techniques in genome sequencing and through a deeper understanding of cancer biology, develop new targets and ways of attacking this disease. Attacking the immune system (immuno-oncology) is one of the most exciting areas in cancer drug development.

I only wish other areas of biomedical research where there is an unmet need e.g. new and effective treatments for neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, offered such hope and focused research activity.

It’s the final day of ASCO 2014 and only the diehards are left (or those who couldn’t get a plane out early).  We hope you’ve enjoyed the “live” blog and our notes from the road each day.

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