ASCO in ActionASCO in Action regularly provides the latest news and analysis related to cancer policy news; see the following online articles. These updates provide snapshots of ASCO’s ongoing advocacy efforts, as well as opportunities for ASCO members and guests to take action on critical issues affecting the cancer community.

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May 5, 2017

ASCO was on Capitol Hill with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) to advocate for robust federal research funding.

April 28, 2017

Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through May 5, 2017. The Continuing Resolution includes flat funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and programs.

April 4, 2017

Lawmakers expressed their concerns with proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during hearings on Capitol Hill.

March 22, 2017

The U.S. cancer care delivery system is undergoing profound changes to better meet the needs of people with cancer, but persistent hurdles threaten to slow progress, according to ASCO's fourth annual State of Cancer Care in America report released March 22, 2017.

March 9, 2017

ASCO submitted written testimony asking Congress to increase federal support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative in fiscal year 2018 (FY18).

February 7, 2017

With the new Congress and Administration in place, ASCO has been on Capitol Hill monitoring the issues that affect the cancer care community, and educating lawmakers on how best to serve Americans with cancer. In particular, ASCO is closely tracking efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the discussion on the future of Medicaid, and relevant cabinet appointments.  

January 24, 2017

ASCO has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to a Request for Information (RFI) on data sharing and management (NOT-OD-17-015).