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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 Calls on Congress to Fund Cancer Moonshot Initiative

    ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford Hudis called on Congress to pass a $2 billion funding increase for NIH and additional funding for the NCI to support the Cancer Moonshot Initiative during a recent panel discussion on Capitol Hill on the National Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel Report.

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  • Watch New Advocacy Video:
    "ASCO: Making Our Voices Heard"

    ASCO’s new advocacy video discusses how members can get involved in the Society’s advocacy efforts and why it’s important. 

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  • Action on Cancer Policy Priorities Expected in Lame Duck Session

    President Obama signed a continuing resolution into law, which funds the federal government through December 9. ASCO will continue to advocate for key cancer policy priorities as Congress moves to its lame duck session late this fall. 

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"I value the broad exposure ASCO affords my specialty throughout the oncology world. All of us have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in our field and to broadly share our own research."
Clifford Hudis, MD, FASCO