Roundup of the 2010 ASCO conference

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Published: 11 Jun 2010
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Prof Gordon McVie - European Institute of Oncology, Milan

Prof Gordon McVie discusses the advances presented at this years ASCO conference. These include: the development of Ipilimumab, an antibody against the molecules that suppress T-cells; the development of anti-BRAF agents for lung cancer patients with the BRAF mutation; the increase in progression free survival in ovarian cancer patients treated with Bevacizumab; Zoledronic acid as treatment for prostate cancer; the benefits of local radiotherapy in addition to hormonal treatment when treating prostate cancer.

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis