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WASHINGTON – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and the Heart Failure Society of America (HSFA) held a Capitol Hill Briefing this morning to draw attention to health disparities among minority and underserved patients and opportunities to achieve health equity for all Americans. The briefing, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), highlighted critical federal investments in research to help close the health disparities gap.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - ASCO has joined more than 70 leading health care, research, and disease advocacy organizations from around the world in taking the first steps to form an international alliance dedicated to enabling secure sharing of genomic and clinical data.
CHICAGO – Five pivotal studies were released today ahead of the plenary session of the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Abstracts selected for the ASCO’s plenary session represent the meeting’s most important clinical cancer research, having the highest scientific merit and the greatest impact on oncology research and practice.
CHICAGO – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has completed the first phase in developing several sets of interoperability standards for cancer care data and overcoming the widespread inconsistencies that currently limit secure sharing of information between providers, patients and researchers. The first standard, the Breast Cancer Treatment Plan and Summary Standard and Implementation Guide was announced at ASCO’s 49th Annual Meeting and will be published later this summer. The standard was discussed at a briefing where the Society also demonstrated the prototype of CancerLinQ™, ASCO’s health information technology (HIT) initiative to achieve higher quality, higher value cancer care with better outcomes for patients.
CHICAGO – New advances against melanoma, ovarian cancer, and colorectal cancer care were presented today at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Researchers also announced reassuring findings on HPV infection among partners of patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancers.
CHICAGO – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) marked significant progress toward modernizing clinical cancer research during the opening press briefing of the Society’s 49th Annual Meeting, but warned that advances against cancer could stagnate as a result of recent cuts to U.S. biomedical research funding.
Alexandria, Va. — Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) were recognized last night by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Association of American Cancer Institutes, and Friends of Cancer Research for their outstanding commitment to cancer research and leadership in funding for biomedical science.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today highlighted seven studies in a presscast from among more than 4,500 abstracts publicly posted online at abstract.asco.org in advance of ASCO’s 49th Annual Meeting.
ALEXANDRIA, Va.— A new ASCO survey of U.S. oncology practices shows the automatic two percent budget cut to Medicare chemotherapy drug reimbursement under sequestration is already having a significant impact on care for people with cancer just one month after the federal funding reduction went into effect.