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Pediatric cancer research highlighted at ASCO Annual Meeting

The 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting features research from St. Jude scientists

The theme for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology is “Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine.” For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, investigators present data on how St. Jude embraces the precision medicine model for treating and researching childhood cancer. CAR T-cell therapy, childhood cancer survivorship research and a number of clinical precision medicine applications are among the topics St. Jude researchers will discuss at the five-day meeting that begins Friday, June 1, in Chicago.

Select Onsite Experts

Immunotherapy

Cancer Survivorship

Solid Tumors

Education Sessions

When: Monday, June 4 at 11:50 a.m. CST
Location: S504
Title: The Landscape of CAR T Beyond ALL

Stephen Gottschalk, MD, Chair of the St. Jude Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, along with experts from Children’s Hospital Colorado and Nationwide Children’s, will share advances in immunotherapy for solid tumors in pediatric oncology.

When: Tuesday, June 5 at 8:20 a.m. CST
Location: S504
Title: Addressing the Unique Cognitive Needs of Pediatric and AYA Cancer Survivors

Kevin Krull, PhD, of the Department of Epidemiology & Cancer Control at St. Jude, will highlight research in managing cognitive changes in cancer survivors.

Pediatric Oncology Posters

When: Saturday, June 2 at 8-11:30 a.m.
Location: Hall A

Abstract Authors
10548: Outcomes for young children with molecularly defined ependymoma treated on the multi-institutional SJYC07 clinical trial.
Poster #221
Santhosh Upadhyaya, MBBS, MD (presenter) 
10565: Exercise intolerance among survivors of childhood cancer exposed to cardiotoxic therapy: Identification of survivors at increased risk through myocardial strain and ejection fraction.
Poster #238
Kirsten K. Ness, PhD (presenter)
10566: Long-term renal function after treatment for Wilms tumor. A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort (SJLIFE) study.
Poster #239
Daniel M. Green, MD (presenter)
10567: Racial/ethnic differences in neurocognitive, emotional and quality of life outcomes in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).
Poster #240
Stephanie Dixon, MD (presenter)
10570: Neurologic morbidities, psychological distress, and functional independence in adult survivors of childhood cancer treated with CNS-directed therapies: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
Poster #243
Stefanie C. Vuotto, PhD (presenter)
10571: Longitudinal assessment of patient-reported cumulative symptom burden as an indicator of chronic health conditions in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A joint report of the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort (SJLIFE) and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).
Poster #244
I-Chan Huang, PhD (presenter)
10573: Comprehensive molecular characterization of pediatric treatment-induced glioblastoma: Germline DNA repair defects as a potential etiology
Poster #246
John Thomas Lucas, MD (presenter)

Patient and Survivor Care Posters

When: Monday, June 4 at 1:15-4:45 p.m.
Location: Hall A

Abstract
10078: Cumulative burden of severe chronic health conditions (CHC) and health related quality of life (HRQoL) among adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort study (SJLIFE).
Poster #66