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ASCO 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

Cancer Network presents exclusive coverage from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held January 7–9 in San Francisco. We’ll bring you reports as we cover the latest research, trials, scientific advances, and controversies that are changing the way genitourinary cancers are managed and treated.

Breast Cancer

Young breast cancer patients increasingly undergo genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Testing also appears to influence surgical treatment decisions.

Some adult-onset cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life compared to noncancer controls.

ASCO has published a guideline on biomarker use to guide decisions for adjuvant systemic treatment for women with early-stage, invasive breast cancer.

Despite clinical trial evidence and recommendations that certain older breast cancer patients can forego radiation therapy after lumpectomy, most older patients continue to receive radiation therapy, according to a new study.

In this interview we discuss the effect of breast cancer treatments on fertility and the role oncologists can play in facilitating fertility care for their patients.

A novel prediction model can help predict long-term overall survival among breast cancer patients with distant metastases, according to a new study. The model could be used as a decision-making tool for physicians and patients.

More than 15% of men and women over the age of 65 may have received breast or prostate cancer screening not recommended by current guidelines.

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