Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

April 9, 2014

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is deeply concerned about today’s release of Medicare physician payment data. ASCO is committed to the delivery of high quality, high value care for all people with cancer in the United States. This data release solely focuses attention on the dollars paid to practices for the medical care and treatment of patients on Medicare, rather than contributing to the ongoing national conversation about value and quality in health care.

April 9, 2014

In written testimony to Congress on April 4, ASCO President Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, urged legislators to provide appropriations of $2.784 billion to the Food and Drug Administration for fiscal year 2015, to strengthen and ensure access to high quality cancer care and life-saving treatments.

April 4, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week plans to provide public access to information about the health care services performed by physicians and other health care professionals in 2012, the amount charged to Medicare, and the amount provided in reimbursement payments.

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.