Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

September 30, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) today (September 30, 2014) launched its Open Payments Program, a large set of data about payments physicians and teaching hospitals received from pharmaceutical and medical device companies from August 1 to December 31, 2013.

September 30, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking 850 volunteers to comprehensively test ICD-10 before the new system is implemented in 2015. 

September 26, 2014

On September 16, 2014, Genentech notified hospital pharmacies of a change in distribution channels for its infused cancer medicines.  Beginning October 1, Avastin, Herceptin and Rituxan will be available to hospitals and clinics only through authorized specialty distributors.  Hospital pharmacies are appealing to the company to reconsider, citing serious concerns about the resulting disruption in care for cancer patients.

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.