Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

August 31, 2015

ASCO issued an updated policy statement on genetic and genomic testing for cancer susceptibility. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the statement reviews the ways in which new technologies are transforming the assessment and identification of inherited cancer susceptibility, and makes a series of recommendations for the optimal deployment of these technologies in oncology practice.

August 24, 2015

ASCO has conducted a study in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), which found that patients who have to travel farther to appointments are less likely to receive adjuvant chemotherapy – chemotherapy given after surgery to reduce the chance of the cancer returning – regardless of whether or not they are insured. 

August 19, 2015

A new study published on August 11 in the Journal of Oncology Practice demonstrates the feasibility of a National Cancer Institute (NCI) program to advance cancer research and improve quality of care in a rural community setting.

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. 

Federal Research Funding

Federal Research Funding

 

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