IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers present at ASCO, world’s leading oncology organization
By Candace Gwaltney
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will share their findings and expertise at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Findings on breast cancer, germ cell tumors and global oncology are among the highlights for the 36 presentations by cancer center researchers during the June 4-8 virtual program.
As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO brings together oncology professionals from around the world each year for its annual meeting. Last year’s virtual meeting attracted more than 42,000 attendees.
Cancer center members are authors on 36 abstracts selected for the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting
Cancer center and IU School of Medicine researchers will participate in six oral presentations, including two Clinical Science Symposia. Additionally, researchers are part of 21 poster presentation sessions and four poster discussion sessions. Five submitted abstracts will be included in the online publication. Each of these research abstracts was selected by the ASCO Scientific Program Committee from thousands of submissions.
Highlights from cancer center members include:
- Impact of African ancestry on the relationship between BMI and survival in early stage breast cancer: Retrospective analysis from E5103. Clinical Science Symposium presented by Tarah Ballinger, M.D., with additional cancer center authors Kathy Miller, M.D., and Bryan Schneider, M.D.
- Late relapse of germ cell tumors: Detection and treatment outcomes. Oral abstract session presented by IU School of Medicine resident Noah Hunter Richardson, M.D., with cancer center members Clint Cary, M.D., Timothy Masterson, M.D., Nasser Hanna, M.D., Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., and Nabil Adra, M.D.
- Novel approach to improve the diagnosis of pediatric cancer in Kenya via telehealth education. Oral abstract session presented by IU School of Medicine fellow Tyler Severance, M.D., with cancer center members Patrick Loehrer, M.D., and Terry Vik, M.D.
A detailed list of IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center participation at ASCO 2021 is available as a download.