Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

May 22, 2015

On May 21, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee passed H.R. 6, The 21st Century Cures Act, by a unanimous vote of 51-0.  The legislation is one of two major congressional efforts underway this year to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of promising new treatments to patients.

May 21, 2015

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released a proposal to significantly improve the quality and affordability of care for cancer patients. Expanding on a payment model circulated last year, the ASCO proposal would fundamentally restructure the way oncologists are paid for cancer care in the United States by providing sufficient payment to support the full range of services that cancer patients need and removing the barriers created by the current payment system to delivering high-quality, affordable care.

May 18, 2015

Members of ASCO’s Government Relations Committee (GRC) were in Washington last week to meet with staff from several key federal decision makers to advocate on a range of crucial issues in cancer policy. 

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.