Value in Cancer Care

ASCO Releases Value Framework

ASCO has released a conceptual framework for assessing the value of new cancer therapies based on treatment benefits, toxicities, and costs. The initial version of the ASCO Value Framework was published on June 22, 2015 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Developed by the ASCO Value in Cancer Care Task Force, the framework will ultimately serve as the basis for user-friendly, standardized tools that physicians can use with their patients to discuss the relative value of new cancer therapies as compared with established treatments.

Seeking comment from all stakeholders

ASCO will be soliciting comments from all interested stakeholders on the value framework through August 21, 2015. Comments will inform the evolution of the value framework, which will be modified in response to feedback and updated as new data are developed about the utility and impact of new treatments in different clinical scenarios. Let us know what you think.

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