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Breast cancer metastasis is a complex process—and the leading cause of breast cancer deaths. At this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) virtual annual meeting, researchers presented several studies that addressed the challenges of treating metastatic breast cancer.

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Treatment optimization–balancing efficacy with toxicity–remains a clinical challenge in early-stage breast cancer and was a major focus of clinical trials featured at this year’s virtual annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Below are key highlights:

Portrait of the late Dr. Bernard Fisher

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation endowed a new clinical science symposium at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting to honor the late Dr. Bernard Fisher, a pioneering breast cancer surgeon and researcher.

Dr. Lori J. Pierce presents at ASCO's 2018 annual meeting.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) annual conference is the largest meeting in the world focused on clinical oncology—typically attracting more than 35,000 attendees, including clinical and laboratory scientists and trainees, patient advocates, and representatives from the pharmac


A BCRF investigator for over two decades, Daniel Hayes, MD, has led an illustrious career in breast cancer research.


At the General Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in June , BCRF researcher, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, was named as the organization’s 2018 President-Elect.

Each year in early June the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts the largest cancer conference in the world.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released its tenth Annual Report: “Clinical Cancer Advances 2015,” highlighting advances in cancer care and emerging trends in technology expected to have a significant impact on the management of cancer.