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ASCO: Medical Crossfire®: How to Use Liquid Biopsies in Oncology Care

ASCO: Medical Crossfire®: How to Use Liquid Biopsies in Oncology Care


Friday, May 31, 2019

Dinner and Registration: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Program: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location
Hilton Chicago
International Ballroom North (Second Level)
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Overview

The remarkable advances in care for patients with cancer go beyond the development of new agents, but also includes improved techniques to diagnose and characterize patients. While tissue-based biopsies still play an integral role in the diagnosis of multiple types of cancers, the development of less invasive, plasma-based biopsy techniques allows for a safer and more rapid approach to interrogate a patient’s disease. Furthermore, liquid biopsies raise the possibility of supplementing current approaches to response assessment in patients with solid tumors. However, the interpretation of molecular tests requires a new framework in order to best apply the results to patient care. This accelerated pace of clinical advancements for the diagnosis and treatment of patients presents a challenge for you to stay current and arm yourself with the clinical knowledge and insight necessary to optimize safety and efficacy outcomes. This cutting-edge symposium will bring together both experts in liquid biopsies and internationally recognized specialists in lung, breast, and gastrointestinal cancers to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to bring state-of-the-art techniques to your practice.

Benefits of Attending

  • Increase your understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different biopsy approaches
  • Learn about clinical data regarding the performance of liquid biopsies in patients with lung, breast, and gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Gain insights into the potential for liquid biopsies to optimize care in patients with solid tumors
  • Network with your colleagues and leading clinical experts

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca and Foundation Medicine, Inc.

Not an official event of the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. Not sponsored or endorsed by ASCO or the Conquer Cancer Foundation.

Target Audience

This educational program is directed toward all attendees of the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists interested in the treatment of cancer. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with cancer will also be invited to participate.

Educational Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Evaluate the key differences between liquid biopsy and conventional tissue biopsy
  • Discuss the capabilities of currently available liquid biopsy technologies
  • Analyze the utility of liquid biopsies for different cancers, including NSCLC, breast cancer, and GI cancers
  • Describe available clinical evidence on specific testing modalities that may help to individualize treatment protocols for patients with cancer

Program Chair

Benjamin P. LevyBenjamin P. Levy, MD
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Clinical Director of Medical Oncology
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington, DC

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