Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

February 5, 2016

On Feb. 1, 2016, The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) published General Chapter 800, “Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings.” The extent to which accrediting organizations or state boards will adopt USP 800, if they do so at all, remains unclear. ASCO is analyzing the chapter in detail and more information on the impact for practicing oncologists is forthcoming.

February 5, 2016

ASCO has joined over twenty specialty organizations in sending a comment letter on behalf of the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on new draft legislation to improve Health Information Technology (HIT) for patients and families.

February 5, 2016

ASCO and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are hosting an upcoming workshop to discuss current research and explore changes practitioners can make to further affect team-based care for patients with cancer. The NCI-ASCO Teams in Cancer Care Delivery Workshop will take place on February 25, just prior to the ASCO Quality Care Symposium and in the same venue in Phoenix AZ.

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.