Tag Archives: Chris Adams

What Can We Learn from EMILIA?

Written by: Christopher P. Adams, Ph.D.* Chris Adams, one of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s research advocates, shares his thoughts about the results of a large breast cancer trial presented at the 2012 ASCO in Chicago, and aspects of the regulatory process. Thank YOU Chris! On Sunday June 3 2012, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, Dr Kimberly Blackwell from the Duke Cancer Institute, got on stage in front of over 10,000 doctors, researchers and worldwide media representatives to present initial results from the EMILIA trial.** The trial looked at the safety and effectiveness of a novel drug for a particular type of breast cancer. Despite its

Do you have a prescription dog? Day 4 of ASCO12

Chris Adams, PhD shares his final day at ASCO. Thank YOU Chris! After 4 days of meetings everyone is a little battle weary, probably more so after the great food and drinks at the ASCO Presidential Reception at Soldier Field the previous night. This morning was the general colon cancer poster sessions. This is about 80 research projects lined up row after row. The nice thing about the posters is that you can actually talk one on one with the researcher. I spoke to some very interesting scientists including one at Georgetown Lombardi, an Australian medical oncologist, a medical oncologist from Japan and a medical oncologist from Ontario. The researcher

Day 3 of ASCO12 – Observations and Soldier Field

Guest blogger: Christoper Adams PhD an economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission shares some notes and his personal insight of his experience on Day 3 of the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. It is my two year anniversary! Two years ago today I had my colon resection. My doctor said that next year I can have a small party. This year I decided to start my celebration by attending a session on liver resection for metastatic colon cancer. Note to self, don’t begin a day of celebration by attending a session on liver resection for metastatic colon cancer.

ASCO12 Conference: Surviving Day 2

“Guest blogger: Christoper Adams” It is my second day at ASCO. I got up early, helped somewhat by the one-hour time difference. I found a friend at the breakfast who directed me to where we catch the buses for the conference center. More importantly she showed me how to find free coffee at the patient advocate lounge. I was planning to attend an 8 am session on the costs of cancer care. I was a bit worried about finding a seat. Ironic as the room held an estimated 5,000 people (I estimated the number of seats while waiting for the session to start) and there were maybe 300 people in

The eagle has . . . . . landed? ASCO12 Day 1

Lots of delays arriving at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago which included Christopher P. Adams, Ph.D. – a colorectal cancer survivor, economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and guest blogger who along with Fight CRC team Carlea Bauman, Kim Ryan and Anjee Davis is sharing the ASCO conference experience. Take it away Chris . . .