Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

February 10, 2016

On February 9, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee completed the first mark-up of “Improving Health Information Technology,” S. 2511, legislation that incorporates portions of the ASCO-supported “Transparent Ratings on Usability and Security to Transform Information Technology Act of 2015” (TRUST IT), S. 2141. Specifically, S. 2511 includes language from TRUST IT to address the lack of interoperability of federally certified electronic health records and information blocking through a health information technology rating system.

February 10, 2016

By making the “moonshot” initiative a centerpiece of his FY2017 budget proposal, President Obama has taken a critical step in aligning the resources of the federal government to accelerate the development of new cancer treatments.

February 10, 2016

A study published in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) determines the cost differentials between similar chemotherapeutic regimens for common solid tumors.  The study is printed in the journal’s new ReCAP (Research Contributions Abbreviated for Print) summary format to outlines the main findings of the authors.

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.