One of the biggest meetings of the world’s cancer specialists took place this weekend. Usually located in Chicago, researchers and clinicians around the world met virtually this year to present the latest in cancer research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. Here’s a flavour of the some of the top research presented.
This year’s event took place virtually on Wednesday 12 May. Watch or listen back now.
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