Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

July 2, 2015

ASCO has sent letters to the lead sponsors of U.S. House and Senate in support of legislation that would require private health insurance plans offering intravenous cancer drug benefits to provide parity for orally administered and self-injectable cancer drugs.

H.R. 2739 and S. 1566, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, were respectively introduced by Representatives Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Al Franken (D-MN).

July 1, 2015

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is seeking nominees to serve on its various boards and committees.  Specifically, ABIM is seeking internists or subspecialists working in community practices who stand out for their clinical care, work in innovative patient-care systems and/or their quality improvement expertise. 

June 29, 2015

This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting featured the first ever Patient Advocate Forum for CancerLinQ. Advocates had a unique opportunity to hear from members of the CancerLinQ Patient Advisory Committee and oncology experts.

ASCO's ACT Network

ASCO's ACT Network

ALERT CONGRESS TODAY! Use ASCO's ACT Network to contact your elected officials on important policy issues impacting cancer care. 

ASCO Issue Backgrounders

ASCO Issue Backgrounders

ASCO offers issue backgrounders to help provide an overview of the major policy issues that impact patients with cancer and the physicians who care for them. The issue backgrounders cover topics such as reimbursement, health equity, cancer research funding, and more.

Click here to read the backgrounds and help develop your understanding of cancer policy issues.

NIH Funding Educational Series

NIH Funding Educational Series

ASCO explores the decade-long decline in federal funding for cancer research – and why this decline must be reversed. Read more here.