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Yale Cancer Center Researchers and Trainees Present at ASCO

June 07, 2024

55 presentations from Yale were made at the Annual Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting

Yale Cancer Center scientists and trainees attended the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago May 31-June 4 to present research advances from Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. The ASCO meeting is the most significant gathering of oncology professionals worldwide, initiating connections and forging collaborations that will change the landscape of cancer care.

This year's program featured over 200 sessions complementing the meeting theme The Art and Science of Cancer Care: From Comfort to Cure. Yale Cancer Center presented 55 oral, educational, and poster presentations during the meeting highlighting advances in cancer care and treatment from clinical trials and laboratory research at Yale and Smilow Cancer Hospital.

"Our emphasis moving forward has to be on new and better science, identifying who really benefits and who doesn't, and then figuring out how to deliver the care," Eric Winer, MD, Director of Yale Cancer Center and President and Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital said of the meeting.

“Each year the faculty and trainees at Yale Cancer Center surpass expectations at ASCO with podium and poster presentations and this year was no exception. I was honored to join my colleagues in sharing the excellent advances from our laboratories and clinics on an international platform,” Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, Deputy Director of Yale Cancer Center said.

During the meeting, seven trainees were honored by the Conquer Cancer Foundation with awards, including Young Investigator Award recipients Talal El Zarif, MD; Rebecca Forman, MD; Yiduo Hu, MD, PhD; Ritu Jayakrishnan, MD; Tendai Kwaramba, MD, MSc; and Alejandro Rios-Hoyo, MD, and ASCO Education Scholar Thejal Srikumar, MD.

To unwind with colleagues, Yale Cancer Center hosted a cocktail and dessert reception on Sunday evening for current and former Yale oncology faculty and trainees. Hosted by Eric Winer, MD, and Roy Herbst, MD, PhD, the evening featured a jazz band and welcomed over 100 people to an intimate space to catch up away from the busy atmosphere of the meeting.

ASCO 2025 will take place May 30 - June 3, 2025 in Chicago.

Submitted by Renee Gaudette on June 07, 2024