Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

August 1, 2014

On July 31, 2014, ASCO submitted comments on the United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) proposed General Chapter 800, “Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings,” which will impose overly burdensome new requirements on oncology practices in handling toxic materials without clear evidence of positive impact to patients and practice staff.

July 29, 2014

ASCO volunteers will be participating in the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18 to help bring attention to the need for a sustained federal investment in the National Institutes of Health.

July 29, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has introduced the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act that would give Congress the authority to boost the budget of the National Institutes of Health to $46.2 billion by 2021.

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.