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NCI at ASCO Annual Meeting 2024 

NCI is excited to be in person once again to join the clinical oncology community at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2024, May 31–June 4, in Chicago.

Sessions Featuring NCI Leaders and Staff 

In addition to the sessions noted below, please view the ASCO Annual Meeting 2024 program guide to find poster sessions featuring NCI staff participants. 

All sessions listed are in central time (CT). 

NCI Leadership Presentation

The meeting’s Opening Session will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. During this session, NCI Director W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D., will present the NCI Director’s Address (at about 10:55–11:15 a.m.).

Also on Saturday, June 1, at 1:15–2:15 p.m., Dr. Rathmell will participate in a discussion with NIH Director Dr. Monica Bertagnolli titled, How and Where Will Public Investment Accelerate in Oncology? A Discussion with the NIH and NCI Directors.



NCI Experts Participating in Panel Sessions 

NCI experts will join their colleagues across the field of clinical oncology to participate in panel discussions during the meeting. View the presentation links for more information about each session.  

Session Title

NCI Participant

Date and Time

Immune Checkpoint Drug Holidays: Tailoring Treatment for Personalized Results

Naoko Takebe, M.D., Ph.D.

Friday, May 31

4:30–5:30 p.m. 

Contemporary Approach to Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors Brigitte C. Widemann, M.D.

Friday, May 31

4:30–5:45 p.m.

The Lancet Commission on Women, Power, and Cancer: North American Launch Ophira Ginsburg, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., M.Sc.

Saturday, June 1

4:45–6:00 p.m.

The Promise and Perils of Precision Oncology in Pediatric Sarcomas John Shern, M.D.

Monday, June 3

8:00–9:15 a.m.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Prostate Cancer Care: A Path to Enhanced Efficiency and Outcomes Stephanie Harmon, Ph.D.

Monday, June 3

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Survivorship in Advanced Lung Cancer: Understanding a New Landscape and Opportunities Emily S. Tonorezos, M.D.

Monday, June 3

4:45–6:00 p.m.

NCI Exhibit Booth #12023

NCI staff will be at the NCI exhibit booth (#12023) to answer your questions about NCI programs, resources, training, and opportunities.

Visit us during exhibit hours (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) at McCormick Place Convention Center on Saturday, June 1 through Monday, June 3.

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