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American Cancer Society Experts Present Key Research at 2022 ASCO Meeting
May 23, 2022

For More Information, Contact:
Anne Doerr- anne.doerr@cancer.org


ATLANTA, May 23, 2022 — Scientists from the American Cancer Society (ACS) are presenting research studies at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) June 3-7. ASCO is the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting, attracting more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world. This year’s scientific program will feature more than 2,800 abstracts complementing the meeting’s theme: Advancing Equitable Cancer Care Through Innovation.

“The ACS Discovery Pillar is dedicated to supporting scientific discoveries that advance cancer science and provide the fastest track possible to cancer patients and families. I look forward to the presentation of findings from our world-class intramural cancer research team, as well as those exceptional scientists funded through the ACS extramural program, at this year’s ASCO meeting,” said Dr. Karen Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society.  “ACS-funded research will help contribute to critical discussions about how we treat cancer patients, including addressing social and economic needs and advancing equitable care. Reducing cancer disparities improves the lives of all cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers.”

At this year’s meeting, the latest cancer research findings from ACS led research teams will include:

Author: Hyuna Sung, PhD
Racial differences in cardiovascular disease mortality among cancer survivors
Abstract: 12075

Session time: Saturday, June 4th, 2:15-5:15 p.m., ET

Author: Xuesong Han, PhD
Suicide risk among patients with cancer in the United States, 2000-2016
Abstract: 12119

Session time: Saturday, June 4th, 2:15-5:15 p.m., ET

Author: Jason Zheng, PhD
Association of parental cancer and minor child’s unmet economic needs in food, housing, and transportation

Abstract: 12014

Session time: Saturday, June 4th, 5:30-7:00 p.m., ET

Author: Jingxuan Zhao, MPH
Changes in cancer-related mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States

Abstract: 6581

Session time: Monday, June 6th, 2:15-5:15 p.m., ET

Author: Sylvia Kewei Shi
Oncologist consideration of patient health insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs for genomic testing in treatment decision
Abstract: TBD

Session time: Monday, June 6th, 2:15-5:15 p.m., ET

Author: Leticia Nogueira, PhD
Racial disparities in receipt of guideline-concordant care for early-onset colorectal cancer in the U.S.
Session time: Monday, June 6th, 2:15-5:15 p.m., ET

Author: Xuesong Han, PhD
Racial and ethnic disparities in lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the socioeconomic and psychosocial mechanisms
Session time: Monday, June 6th, 2:15-5:15 p.m., ET

Author: Xuesong Han, PhD
Association between the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion and survival in young adults newly diagnosed with cancer
Session time: Monday, June 6th, 4:00-7:00 p.m., ET

For more information and to set up interviews, contact anne.doerr@cancer.org.

Follow ASC researchers at the meeting on Twitter at @AmericanCancer @ACS_Research @ACSNews.


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