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American Cancer Society Researchers Presenting Key Studies at 2024 ASCO Meeting
May 28, 2024

ATLANTA, May 28, 2024 Scientists from the American Cancer Society (ACS) are presenting important research studies at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 31-June 4, 2024. ASCO is the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting, attracting an estimated 40,000 oncology professionals from around the world. This year's program will feature more than 5,000 abstracts and 200 sessions complementing the meeting’s theme: “The Art and Science of Cancer Care: From Comfort to Cure.”

Below are titles/links for top oral presentations and posters including ACS experts:

Poster Presentations:




  • Body mass index and the risk of subsequent cancers among older cancer survivors
    • June 3, 2024, 1:30pm, CDT
    • Dr. Clara Bodelon
    • ASCO Abstract #12043/Poster Board #172
    • Older adult cancer survivors who were overweight or obese at the time of their first cancer diagnosis were shown to be at higher risk of developing a second cancer, especially a BMI-related cancer. These findings have important public health implications given the high prevalence of overweight and obesity in this population. Weight loss strategies should be considered and heightened awareness of second cancers among physicians of older cancer survivors.
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Oral Presentations:


Online publication only:

  • Social isolation and psychosocial functioning among cancer survivors in the Cancer Prevention Study-3
    • Dr. Anita Peoples
    • ASCO Abstract #e23170
    • Researchers stress women and less active participants may be particularly at risk, suggesting that targeted interventions to reduce social isolation in these populations may be warranted.


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