Major Congressional efforts are underway this year to bring forward legislation that will accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of promising new treatments to patients. The House Energy and Commerce Committee released its much anticipated first draft of the 21st Century Cures Legislation. The Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released “Innovation for Healthier Americans,” a white paper that identifies similar areas of need.

ASCO has weighed in heavily throughout this process and will continue to work closely with lawmakers in both the House and the Senate to build a legislative framework that is designed to quicken the discovery, development, and delivery of promising new treatments to patients.

This page will feature regular updates on Congressional developments and ASCO advocacy efforts to shape this far-reaching initiative.

U.S. House: 21st Century Cures

U.S. Senate: Innovation for Healthier Americans

Additional Resources

ASCO has shared the following reports with Congressional lawmakers. These reports lay out ASCO’s vision for the future of cancer care in the United States, including the growing role of big data and cancer genomics in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.