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CHICAGO — It was, by all accounts, a pretty slow year at the annual meeting of the American Society of Oncology. But the pace of cancer research is so fast that even during a slow year a lot happens. Here’s our review of some of the most important developments revealed at the largest annual meeting of cancer doctors.

Targeted therapies on top

For a few years, most big cancer meetings have been all about immunotherapy, with the spotlight on big, practice-changing clinical trials showing how the immune system can be directed to kill cancer cells.

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