A team of physician-scientists and researchers from the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will present some of the latest advances in cancer research to more than 25,000 oncology professionals during the 51st annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologyin Chicago May 29-June 2, 2015.
UAB Cancer Center investigators are authors on more than 50 abstracts accepted by ASCO for the annual meeting. More than 25 abstracts include UAB researchers as a lead author. One of UAB’s highlighted presentations at this year’s meeting will be an observational study that indicates a more rapid decline in Medicare costs and patient resource utilization during implementation of a lay navigation program. Other topics range from examining patient navigation as a model to increase minority participation in cancer clinical trials, to using combination therapies with PARP inhibitors in treating HER2 positive-breast cancer, to investigating distress in older adult cancer patients approaching end of life.
Detailed information on all UAB abstracts is online at abstract.asco.org; search University of Alabama at Birmingham.