ASCO 2016: what you need to know

It was all go at the ASCO 2016 annual meeting in Chicago, with studies presented on metformin and breast cancer; a new treatment for gastric cancer; and a web app that extends survival in lung cancer, to mention just a few of the highlights.

Metformin may have a complex relationship with cancer, with its effect on the disease depending on the timing of its use, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania told conference delegates.