Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

September 16, 2014

ASCO is among the medical societies supporting the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable by recruiting from within its membership for a pilot program called Links of Care. The program was established to promote health equity and  improve access to colorectal cancer screening and follow-up care among community health center patients. 

September 16, 2014

Flat Federal Funding for Cancer Research Impedes Progress—The decade-long stagnation in Congressional appropriations for the National Institutes of Health has reduced a researcher’s chances of winning grant support to odds of less than one in six, or about 15 percent. In better times, researchers had about a 30 percent chance of receiving an NIH grant.

September 15, 2014

As part of an extensive effort to highlight the critical role of our national investment in scientific research, and to educate and mobilize its membership to call for a renewed and increased support for federally funded cancer research, ASCO has developed this educational series that explores the decade-long decline in federal funding and presents the case for reversing it. This second article in our series focuses on the Congressional funding process and the political challenges facing Congress.

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.