Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

October 1, 2014

The American Medical Association has provided the following information to healthcare providers regarding the recent Drug Enforcement Administration final rule rescheduling hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) into Controlled Substance Schedule II, effective Oct. 6, 2014.

October 1, 2014

ASCO called for increased education, research and advocacy to reduce the toll of obesity, both as a leading cause of cancer and a complication in the care of cancer patients. ASCO recommendations outline four critical priorities, including increased education and awareness about links between obesity and cancer; development of new physician tools and resources; intensified and highly coordinated research; and policy changes to increase access to obesity screening, diagnosis and treatment. The statement was published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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.

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.