One of the fun aspects of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference last month was interviewing several thought leaders and CEOs about the latest developments that were emerging rapidly almost every single day. Now, some medical meetings can be rather dreary if there’s no new or exciting data to pique the interest of the foot weary attendees, who tend to run on coffee and adrenalin for four days, but this ASH was rather different.
Foundation Medicine ($FMI) will be presenting on Jan 15th at the J.P. Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference, which we will be following remotely on the blog.
This week the Cancer Conference Coverage moves to the joint IASLC-AACR symposium on the Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer in San Diego. Having attended previous events (this is the third one they’ve hosted) and rather enjoyed them, this year I’m following it remotely.
The 2014 ASCO Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Symposium takes place in San Francisco from Jan 16-18 and is the second meeting in this year’s oncology conference calendar. GI cancers include oesophageal, gastric, colorectal and pancreatic cancers, as well as hepatocarcinoma or HCC (liver).
As 2013 draws to a close, I though it would be a good time to add one last ASH post before finishing for the year. More to come in the form of the tumour summaries in January.
Now that the last of the 2013 cancer conference season is finally over, we’re going to run a couple of post meeting summaries this week from ASH as a few subscribers have asked for the Cliff Notes version of what was hot – or not in the context of the market.
This morning Dr Hope Rugo, Professor of medicine and director of breast oncology and clinical trials education at UCSF, presented the first ever efficacy results from the I-SPY 2 trial in neoadjuvant breast cancer during the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) press briefing.
Beyond the noise of the exciting the data in CAR-T cells, CLL, NHL and multiple myeloma, one of my favourite pastimes at cancer conferences is to look out for up-and-coming gems in the poster halls.
Whew, having just finished the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting, we run on to the breast cancer symposium in San Antonio (SABCS), making for a very busy week of data deluge! Our Post ASH analysis will also run concurrently for a few days.
ASH for me always starts on a Saturday, as Friday is taken up with travel and a Super Friday corporate symposium, if any manage to catch our interest.