The theme of the 2009 ASCO annual meeting was personalized medicine. The theme was very evident in all the studies presented, and it was clear that the treatment of cancer is truly evolving. Cancers are no longer treated with a "this drug for that type of cancer" approach and instead oncologists are testing for genetic or molecular markers to determine which treatment is best for a specific patient. These 15 studies all have potential to change oncology practice now or in the future, and we have included a link to the original abstract at the ASCO.org Website:
Watch for extended coverage of these findings and more in the July All-ASCO issue of Oncology & Biotech News. Comment below to let us know what you think was the most important news to come out of ASCO this year.