Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

September 23, 2014

ASCO's Government Relations Committee, as part of the society’s federal advocacy efforts, held a reception for members of Congress and congressional staff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. During the event, ASCO members talked with lawmakers about various issues of concern in oncology care, including efforts to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate, and to support and invest in medical research through increased funding for the National Institutes of Health.

September 23, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) plans to launch its Open Payments Program on Sept. 30, 2014. ASCO has repeatedly urged CMS to proceed with caution and to provide the public with complete information and context about the data that will be made public. The society is monitoring activities around the release of the report and will quickly respond to CMS once the data is public.

September 23, 2014

Failing once again to agree on appropriations bills on time, Congress last week passed a continuing resolution extending funding for all government agencies and programs at their fiscal year 2014 enacted levels through Dec. 11, 2014.

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.