Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

December 18, 2014

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is hosting a webinar on January 21, 2015, that will discuss the clinical effects of continued smoking in lung cancer patients, including the impact of smoking on cancer cell biology.

December 16, 2014

The 113th Congress failed to pass the “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014,” the bipartisan, bicameral measure introduced earlier in the year that would have repealed the fundamentally flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and replaced it with a more stable, fair payment system. The next session of Congress will have until March 31, 2015 to pass another patch or repeal the formula.

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.