Chicago – after an evening of beer and networking at the unofficial ASCO15 Tweetup, the ASCO annual meeting, like a checkpoint inhibitor combination, releases the break and steps on the gas: the main data presentations start today. It’s “super saturday” at ASCO15.
Yesterday, the press had a preview of some of the cancer immunotherapy data to be presented this morning – we’ve shared our preliminary thoughts on this in yesterday’s ASCO15 Day 1 Cancer Immunotherapy post.
So what’s hot at #ASCO15 today?
We’ll be doing a rolling post throughout the day – when the opportunity presents we’ll provide some topline thoughts on sessions we’ve been to.
If you are here at ASCO, one #ImmunOnc presentation to watch out for this morning is the David A Karnofsky memorial award and lecture being given by Suzanne L. Topalian, MD in the main plenary hall (N Hall B1) at 11am.
From the recent presentations we’ve heard from her at AACR and AAI, her lecture entitled, “PD-1 Pathway Blockade – a Common Denominator for Cancer Therapy” should definitely worth listening to!
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Whew, after posting the interview with Dr Tom Gajewski this morning from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI), we headed across town to the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) morning session and then dashed back to complete the first of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Previews for 2015!
What a busy week it’s been, never mind the hurly burly of today.
The ASCO 2015 abstracts went live at 5pm ET, with the exception of the late breaking abstracts, which are usually embargoed to the day of the actual presentation.
There are a number of topics well worth highlighting this year, so today kicks off the first of our annual Preview series on BSB. There will be much more to come – we wrote nearly 30 articles before, during and after the conference last year – this year will probably be similar with so much data to review and discuss.
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