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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.

  • ASCO Highlights Federally Funded Research on Capitol Hill

    This month, ASCO presented Clinical Cancer Advances 2017: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The new report showcases research supported by federal funding and to urges Congress to fund cancer research.

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  • ASCO Endorses Legislation to Address Pediatric Cancer

    The bipartisan Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act would help accelerate research for pediatric cancer and improve care for the 15,780 children diagnosed with cancer in the US every year.

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  • ASCO Comments on Rep. Tom Price’s Confirmation as HHS Secretary

    The Society is hopeful Rep. Price’s appointment as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will positively impact the care received by all Americans with cancer.

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"ASCO is the world’s largest and arguably most influential oncology organization… a dynamic organization that not only is advancing the frontiers of research, providing outstanding educational opportunities, and defining standards of practice for clinical care, but also influencing public policy."
Anees Chagpar, MD
ASCO Member since 2003