State of Cancer Care in America: 2015

The State of Cancer Care in America: 2015 report—released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and published by the Journal of Oncology Practice—is an annual, comprehensive look at demographic, economic, and oncology practice trends that will impact cancer care in the United States over the coming years. View Report.

Share Coverage Issues

ASCO would like to hear if you (or your practice) is facing any Medicare coverage challenges. Describe the issue you are experiencing by filling out our form and ASCO staff might be able to be of assistance. Share Your Issue

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Ready or not, the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) coding system is on its way. ASCO has a host of resources that can help practices get ready for the changes that will take effect in 2014. Learn More

ASCO Community Research Forum Annual Meeting

Save the Date! Unique Opportunity to Connect with Community-Based Researchers

The Community Research Forum (CRF) will hold its Annual Meeting on September 20-21, 2015, at ASCO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The CRF Annual Meeting brings together community-based physician investigators and research staff for a one-and-a-half day program to: 

  • Network and collaborate with colleagues from all types of research programs 
  • Discuss ongoing challenges and potential solutions 
  • Provide valuable feedback on ASCO programs and policies

This year, the CRF received a grant from ASCO's Conquer Cancer Foundation Mission Endowment to award a stipend to selected research staff from community-based research sites.   Details about the meeting, including registration and the stipend application process, will be posted on the CRF website in May.

Clinical Trials Resources

Conducting clinical research is an integral part of cancer care and future treatment advances. ASCO offers a series of resources and links to useful resources on Clinical Trials. Learn More

Seven Steps to Eliminating the “War” Analogy in Cancer Care

When doctors talk about cancer as a “battle” or an “invasion,” patients can interpret recurrence or progression as a sign of personal failure. Blogger Matthew S. Katz suggests some other analogies to help patients understand the complexity of their disease. Read More.

Coding and Reimbursement Service

ASCO offers coding and reimbursement assistance free of charge to members and for a small fee to members.