Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

September 19, 2014

ASCO members took action during the August recess to either begin building a relationship with a Member of Congress, or to continue serving as a resource on cancer care.

September 19, 2014

ASCO joined with more than 300 other medical organizations and advocates for the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18 to urge Congress to work together to support the National Institutes of Health and to invest in medical research. A day earlier, members of ASCO's Government Relations Committee met with members of Congress and staff members at a breakfast on Sept. 17. 

September 17, 2014

ASCO announced the “Top 5 Advances in 50 Years of Modern Oncology” based on results of worldwide voting on  CancerProgress.NetASCO’s interactive website documenting the history of progress against cancer.

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.