June 2, 2018:

Two Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium studies were accepted as abstracts to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 1-5, 2018, at the McCormick Place in Chicago. The BTCRC-GU14-003 study was presented during a poster session on Saturday, June 2, while the BTCRC-ESO14-012 study was accepted for publication.

Arkadiusz Dudek, MD, PhD (left), is sponsor-investigator of BTCRC-GU14-003, and Shadia Jalal, MD, is sponsor-investigator of BTCRC-ESO14-012.

BTCRC-GU14-003 was the Big Ten CRC’s first study to open to accrual, and completed enrollment about six months ahead of schedule.

Abstract information for each study is below:

  • Session Type: Poster Session
  • Session Title: Genitourinary (Nonprostate) Cancer
  • Date: Saturday, June 2, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Location: Hall A
  • Poster Board: 384
  • Abstract Number: 4558 (See abstract.)
  • Citation: J Clin Oncol 36, 2018 (suppl; abstr 4558)
  • Author(s): Arkadiusz Z. Dudek, Li C Liu, Ajjai Shivaram Alva, Mark Stein, Shilpa Gupta, Costantine Albany, Monika Joshi, Yousef Zakharia, Joshua Michael Lang, James K. Schwarz, Anas Al-Janadi; University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA; Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA; University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, WI; University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; Michigan State University Breslin Cancer Center, East Lansing, MI
  • Session Type: Publication Only: Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer
  • Abstract Number: e16070 (See abstract.)
  • Citation: J Clin Oncol 36, 2018 (suppl; abstr e16070)
  • Author(s): Hirva Mamdani, Bryan J. Schneider, Laith I. Abushahin, Thomas J Birdas, Kenneth Kesler, Ahran Lee, Heather Burney, Susan M. Perkins, Shadia Ibrahim Jalal; Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Iowa City, IA; Indiana University Dept of Cardiosurgery, Indianapolis, IN; Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium, Indianapolis, IN; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

About the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium: The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium was created in 2013 to transform the conduct of cancer research through collaborative, hypothesis-driven, highly translational oncology trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of Big Ten universities. The goal of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium is to create a unique team-research culture to drive science rapidly from ideas to new approaches to cancer treatment. Within this innovative environment, today’s research leaders collaborate with and mentor the research leaders of tomorrow with the unified goal of improving the lives of all patients with cancer.

About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to almost 9,500 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.