KEY TAKEAWAY: Every year social media, Twitter, has been increasing during ASCO. Not only among doctors and pharma companies, but among patients and caregivers as well. It’s time to separate the facts from the promotion at ASCO.
KEY TAKEAWAY: There are more cancer drugs in development than any other therapeutic area, but cancer patients, and caregivers, needs are largely going unmet when it comes to the physician-patient relationship. Cancer patients want a relationship that focuses on open communication and helps them understand the therapies they are receiving.
In 2014, the United States made significant progress in cancer care as demonstrated by improvement in the five- year cancer survival rate for many cancer types and a record 14.5 million cancer survivors, as well as by the availability of 10 new drugs and several new tests for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of cancer according to a report from ASCO.