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American Society of Clinical Oncology Report

UAB was well represented at one of the signature oncology conferences this year, ASCO, held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 31–June 4.

Below is a list of all the activity and presentations we were aware of by our faculty and outstanding fellows.

Katia Khoury, M.D.: chaired the Breast Cancer-Local/Regional/Adjuvant oral abstract session as co-moderator; was co-author on an oral abstract presentation in the metastatic breast cancer session: A phase 2 study of HER3-DXd in patients (pts) with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Abstract 1004; and was co-author on a poster in the Symptoms and Survivorship poster session: Cardiac dysfunction (CD) among breast cancer survivors (BCS): Role of cardiotoxic therapy and cardiovascular risk factors. Abstract 12078

Maya Khalil, M.D.: was co-author Talazoparib (Tala) in patients (pts) with solid tumors with BRCA1/2 mutation (mut): Results from the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) study; Co-author Exploring the potential of combination immune checkpoint strategies in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Gabrielle Rocque, M.D.: chaired the discussion Payment Reform: Lessons Learned From the Oncology Care Model and Implications for the Enhancing Oncology Model.

Noha Sharafeldin, Ph.D.: Poster Discussion Title: Adherence and satisfaction with remote cognitive training in blood or marrow transplant (BMT) survivors: The Cognitive Training and Attitudes Towards Genetics (cTAG) study; Session: Hematologic Malignancies—Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and Allotransplant; Poster Title: Polygenic risk of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy in childhood cancer survivors: Report from Children’s Oncology Group and Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Grant Williams, M.D., and other Division of Hematology and Oncology faculty: Poster Title: The association of the CARE Frailty Index with survival among older adults with pancreatic cancer. With Smith Giri, Darryl Outlaw, Mehmet Akce, and Bassel El-Rayes; Poster Title: Association between food insecurity and frailty among older adults with gastrointestinal malignancies: The CARE Registry with Mackenzie Fowler; Poster Title: Association of emotional support with quality of life, mental health, and survival among older adults with gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies with Daniel Clausing; Poster Title: The association of the comorbidity polypharmacy score (CPS) with functional limitations, frailty, and mortality in older adults with gastrointestinal malignancies with Brian Westbrook, Darryl Outlaw, and Smith Giri.

Fellows: Poster: Fellow, Ajitha Kommalapati with Arnab Basu, M.D., GU Physician and Interim GU Section Chief, Association of tumor-informed minimal residual disease (MRD) with clinical outcomes for muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC): A multicenter retrospective real-world analysis; Poster: Fellow, Cameron Pywell with Gabrielle Rocque, M.D.,Associations between patient-perceived cancer curability and advance directive completion based on race and ethnicity and cancer type.

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