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ASCO 2018

It’s almost time for ASCO 2018, the biggest event in cancer medicine. The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting brings together more than 32,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field. View the latest ground-breaking science that will be featured at this year’s Annual Meeting here. This year’s meeting will take place from June 1 – June 5, in Chicago, Illinois.

The meeting offers informative educational and scientific sessions that highlight the latest in cancer care treatments. Educational sessions feature world-renowned faculty discussing state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field. Science sessions present the latest ground-breaking research in oral and poster format. You can check out the 2018 Program here.

Follow Along

During the conference you can follow along on Twitter with the official meeting hashtag #ASCO18 or by following @ASCO to get the latest meeting news, research, and announcements.

We will also be tweeting the patients’ perspective during #ASCO18. Follow us on Twitter to experience it through the eyes of patients.

For expert perspectives on controversial topics as well as highlights from education and scientific sessions, check out the official news source, ASCO Daily News.

Join the Conversation

In honor of  the 2018 ASCO theme, Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine, we will be hosting a special #patientchat on Friday, June 1st about what precision medicine means for the patient. Please join us on Twitter at 10am PT | 1pm ET.

If you are attending the conference, consider attending the #ASCO18 Tweetup. The official ASCO Tweetup is an informal gathering for attendees interested in the intersection of oncology and social media to meet and mingle. Join us on June 2, 5:45-6:45 PM in the Plate Room food court (North Hall Level 2.5).

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Empowered #patientchat – Precision Medicine Today

After experiencing some technical difficulties on Twitter on June 1st, we are going to take another shot at this topic. We hope you will join us on June 15th!


You’re Invited! We hope you will join us for our next Empowered #patientchat as we discuss precision medicine and what that means for patients today.

During this tweetchat, we will be tweeting live from Chicago for this year’s ASCO meeting. Since this year’s ASCO theme is Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine, we thought it only fitting to have our #patientchat on precision medicine.

Precision medicine (PM) is a medical model that proposes the customization of healthcare, with medical decisions, treatments, practices, or products being tailored to the individual patient.

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:

T1: Tell us about your experience with #PrecisionMedicine, either as a patient or provider? #patientchat

T2: What do you think are the biggest challenges in developing personalized therapies? #patientchat

T3: Should healthy people have their genome sequenced? Is it too much a burden to have all of that information? #patientchat

T4: Has precision medicine changed the way providers interact with patients? If yes, how so? #patientchat

T5: Precision medicines are costly. How can we influence insurers so more patients can benefit? #patientchat

T6: What do you see for the future of precision medicine? #patientchat

T7: What role do empowered patients play in the #PrecisionMedicine evolution/revolution? #patientchat

We hope to see you Friday, June 15th on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

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Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held once a month in the summer on Fridays at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.