Latest News from ASCO in Action

Latest News from ASCO in Action

January 27, 2015
The House Energy and Commerce Committee released a discussion document outlining specific proposals for the 21st Century Cures initiative, which aims to accelerate the pace of cures in the United States. The document was released to solicit input from patients, innovators, researchers, care givers, and other experts. ASCO has weighed in heavily since the initiative's launch, and the society is thoroughly reviewing and preparing comments on the proposals outlined in the discussion document.
January 27, 2015

ASCO’s oncology-specific interoperability standard for the communication and coordination of care throughout the cancer journey recently demonstrated its effectiveness in two trial implementations.   The standard is in congruence with the Health Level Seven International (HL7®) Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA).  

January 26, 2015

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has issued two Funding Opportunity Announcements to improve the development and validation of molecular diagnostics for the treatment, control, or prevention of 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.