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May 28, 2015, Chicago, IL--Oncologists from Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute will present various studies in cancer research to nearly 30,000 physicians from across the globe at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting May 29-June 2 in Chicago, IL. The presentations were chosen from thousands of submissions based on their significance and clinical implications for the future of cancer treatment.
In the United States, more than 90 percent of patients do not have access to the newest therapies and treatments. In most cases, patients must live close to a leading cancer center, or have the means to travel, to access cutting-edge new treatment options. Because the Institute’s decentralized model of care and the reach of Carolinas HealthCare System, physicians are able enroll patients in the newest and most promising trials, without the need for long-distance travel.
“Improving care without improving access doesn’t really fix the problem,” said Institute president Derek Raghavan, MD, Phd. “Innovations to increase ready access to new drugs and treatments should be as essential as the development of those drugs and treatments themselves.”
Additional research and outcomes can be followed over the weekend via #ASCO2015. The following Institute physicians will be presenting findings from their research and clinical trials, all focused around emerging treatment options and the latest developments in cancer care:
Carolinas HealthCare System (www.carolinashealthcare.org), one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Carolinas HealthCare System works to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.