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ASCO Conference Highlights 2019

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June 3, 2019 -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology--one of the biggest cancer conferences of the year--is underway in Chicago. Here's what's making news:

Drug Extends Lives of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Obamacare May Have Boosted Fight against Ovarian Cancer

  • More American women under age 65 have been diagnosed sooner and treated earlier for ovarian cancer since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, new research shows.

Two Drugs Show Promise Against Metastatic Prostate Cancer

  • Cutting-edge prostate cancer drugs that help extend life in the toughest cases might also be useful in fighting less aggressive tumors, two new clinical trials suggest.

FDA Makes New Cancer Treatments Easier to Get

  • Rather than making doctors beg for these drugs, if the company approves, the FDA will intercede and help the process along, the agency announced
WebMD Health News Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on June 03, 2019
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