September 20, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – New research examining patient-physician communication, yoga as supportive care, and psychosocial support for people with cancer will be featured in the official Press Program for the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. Co-sponsors announced today the four abstracts that will be included in the Press Program.

September 14, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --  CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®), has announced that Southeastern Medical Oncology Center (SMOC) recently signed an agreement to participate in the CancerLinQ® platform, the first oncology practice in Eastern North Carolina to do so.

September 11, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Effective clinician communication is a core element of all patient-centered oncology care. The complexities of cancer, and its ever-present association with mortality, require specialized communication skills.

September 8, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) has announced that the first three practices in Spain have received Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification through QOPI Certification Program™, LLC (QCP). The accreditations were given today at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress in Madrid, Spain.

September 7, 2017

Philadelphia, September 7, 2017 – The American College of Cardiology (ACC), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have committed to working with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to explore development of collaborative pathways through which physicians can maintain board certification.

September 5, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --  CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®), has announced that West Cancer Center in Tennessee has signed an agreement to participate in the CancerLinQ® platform. 

August 24, 2017

The rate of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in the United States is increasing, but remains lower than ideal. A new study suggests that survivors of childhood cancer receive the HPV vaccine at an even lower rate than their peers without cancer  ̶  24% versus 40%. Nearly three quarters of study participants reported that their healthcare provider did not proactively recommend vaccination.

August 22, 2017

A new population-based study shows that palliative care substantially decreased healthcare utilization among Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancer, resulting in less intensive care being delivered at the end of life. This included lower rates of hospitalization, fewer invasive procedures, and reduced chemotherapy administration at the end of life, along with higher rates of hospice enrollment and stays. This study was published today in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP).

August 14, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) clinical practice guideline clarifies the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The update also provides new recommendations on the use of targeted therapies for patients with changes in tumor EGFRALK, and ROS1 genes. 

August 1, 2017

Researchers found that the survival rate of patients with advanced cancer who have cardiac arrest in a hospital setting is about half that of patients without advanced cancer. Although patients in the study with advanced cancer more frequently had “do not resuscitate” orders after their cardiac arrest than those without advanced cancer (55.6% versus 43%), this does not fully explain the survival differences. This new study was published today in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP). 

July 31, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) clinical practice guideline covers new medicines for nausea and vomiting related to cancer treatment. The update, issued today, provides new evidence-based information on the appropriate use of olanzapine, NK1 receptor antagonists and dexamethasone.

July 24, 2017

Leading national cancer organizations have released a joint position statement to guide the future of cancer health disparities research. The statement represents a unified strategy by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to foster cooperation across the cancer research community to ensure that all patients — regardless of social demographics, socioeconomic status, or the communities in which they live — benefit from cancer research.

July 19, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a position statement aimed at contributing to the national dialogue on rising cancer drug prices. The statement, which asserts that any solutions must also preserve patients' access to care and foster innovation, analyzes a wide array of options and recommends that a panel of stakeholders be established to determine which proposals will be effective and develop a uniform approach for assessing the value of drugs.  

July 14, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As part of a collaborative program between CancerLinQ LLC and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) aimed at helping oncology practices successfully incorporate electronic health record (EHR) data into clinical operations, three ONS members completed training in June to serve in the CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Pilot Program. CancerLinQ, a health information technology platform that powerfully connects and analyzes real-world cancer care data from almost any electronic record source, provides oncologists, nurses, and other practice staff with near real-time, actionable data to improve patient care processes and outcomes.

July 14, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) remains opposed to the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Despite the changes to the legislation, released by the Senate yesterday, the bill runs counter to ASCO’s core mission, which is to ensure that patients with cancer have meaningful access to high-quality care. Moreover, it fails to meet with ASCO’s guiding principles for health reform by cutting Medicaid and eroding critical patient protections.

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