Conference Correspondent

ASCO 2020 - Lung Cancer

ASCO 2020 Lung Cancer Highlights

Although the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020 meeting was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of abstracts, posters, and presentations were still made available to inform clinicians on the latest developments in the treatment of lung cancer. This publication features some of the key highlights from the meeting, which can be used to improve the management and care of patients with the disease.

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Immune-related adverse events did not affect the clinical benefit of consolidation checkpoint inhibitor therapy after chemoradiation in stage III non–small-cell lung cancer. Read More ›

The frequency and durability of outcomes associated with acquired resistance to PD-1 inhibition in non–small-cell lung cancer are presented. Read More ›


For oncologists and others who advocate for smoking cessation, it is important to know whether recent quitters who are diagnosed with lung cancer can achieve a survival benefit. Read More ›

Weekly epirubicin was evaluated as a potential “gentle” option for second-line chemotherapy in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma after failure of first-line pemetrexed-based chemotherapy. Read More ›

Approximately 30% of patients with non–small-cell lung cancer present with early-stage (I-IIIA) disease and undergo surgery. Researchers assessed the use of adjuvant osimertinib in this population. Read More ›

Patients with platinum-pretreated small-cell lung cancer may benefit from combination use of cediranib, an oral VEGF inhibitor, and olaparib, a PARP inhibitor. Read More ›

Developing novel targeted therapies for patients with cancer who have rare mutations, such as PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway alterations, is particularly challenging for researchers. Read More ›

Combining nivolumab plus ipilimumab with 2 cycles of chemotherapy may be effective in patients undergoing first-line treatment for metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer. Read More ›

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