ASCO 2018: Science of Oncology Award Lecture: Preventing HPV-Associated Cancers by Vaccination

Chicago, IL (UroToday.com) Douglas Lowy, MD, received the prestigious Science of Oncology Award, followed by his accompanying lecture discussing the prevention of HPV-associated cancers by vaccination. 

Lowy started his presentation by discussing the epidemiology of HPV-associated cancers. He notes that cervical cancer mortality rates will continue to increase in less developed regions of the world, with 251,000 cervical deaths in 2015 expected to reach 363,000 in 2030.

ASCO 2018: VinCaP: A Phase II Trial of Vinflunine Chemotherapy in Locally-Advanced and Metastatic Carcinoma of the Penis (CRUK/12/021)

Chicago, IL (UroToday.com) Metastatic penile cancer continues to carry significant morbidity and mortality despite systemic therapy. Current management unfortunately still carries a 10-20% 5-year mortality risk for patients with metastatic disease. Advances in systemic therapy are drastically needed.