It’s that time of the year – the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago begins in earnest with Friday being the main travel day for many people before they hit the ground running for the poster sessions this afternoon.

This year, in addition to insights and analysis here on PSB, I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be writing some posts for the Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) blog, The Haystack after the meeting (links to follow).

For me, one of the key themes emerging from the abstracts is overcoming drug resistance – we know that single agent targeted therapies are not enough, the question is what are the logical combinations needed to shutdown the pathways more comprehensively to improve outcomes.  Stay tuned for more on this important topic!

For those of you in town for ASCO, there’s an unofficial Tweetup this evening organized by Adam Feuerstein of The Street and others for anyone interested in joining a mix of people to natter about the hot topics over a beer – check out the details here.

As usual, the aggregated tweets from the event under the #ASCO12 hashtag are posted in the widget below for those who are interested in following along remotely. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in the Comments below the post and I’ll do my best to answer them: