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Advocacy & Policy

To improve patient care, ASCO advocates for increased federal funding for research, greater health care access, value in cancer care, and payment reform.

  • Administration’s Budget Proposal Would Devastate U.S. Research Enterprise

    ASCO opposes proposed “skinny” budget, which would cut $6 billion from the National Institutes for Health, devastating the nation’s already fragile federal research infrastructure.

    Read ASCO's Response
  • Seema Verma Confirmed to Lead CMS

    ASCO congratulates Seema Verma for her confirmation as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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  • Watch Video on ASCO’s Health Policy Fellowship

    The ASCO Health Policy Fellowship is a unique program that helps early-career oncologists develop the skills needed to shape health care policy.

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"Precision medicine has begun to transform the lives of many patients with cancer, but its application in clinical practice is enormously complex. ASCO hopes to contribute to and advance the field by providing oncologists with the training, tools, and data they need."
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO Chief Medical Officer