December 19, 2019

ASCO applauds Congress for working across party lines to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 and for continuing its commitment to investing in our nation's biomedical research infrastructure.

December 18, 2019

Ten oncology practices from rural and urban centers in the U.S. that primarily treat underserved populations have received grant funding to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and Quality Training Program. ASCO announced today the recipients of the grants, which are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

December 17, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has elected Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, to serve as its President for the term beginning in June 2021. He will take office as President-Elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2020. Six new members were also elected to the ASCO Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. 

December 12, 2019

"The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) congratulates Stephen M. Hahn, MD, FASTRO, on his confirmation by the United States Senate to serve as the next Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

"An oncologist with more than 30 years of experience providing direct patient care, Dr. Hahn understands how critical it is for Americans living with cancer to have access to innovative drugs and medical devices that safely and effectively diagnose, treat, manage, and cure their disease. 

November 26, 2019

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released today a major update to its Patient-Centered Oncology Payment (PCOP) model, an alternative payment model designed to support transformation in cancer care delivery and reimbursement while ensuring that patients with cancer have access to high-quality, high-value care. The updated model reflects lessons learned from previous demonstration programs, including a PCOP pilot in New Mexico.  

November 14, 2019

Two science-based organizations, CancerLinQ LLC, a nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, are teaming up to make oncology datasets from the CancerLinQ Discovery® database available to academic researchers, non-profits, health care providers and government agencies through a customized version of the American Heart Association’s Precision Medicine Platform.

November 7, 2019

Twenty-Four practices in two countries elevated their standard of care and achieved the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification in the third quarter of this year. 

November 6, 2019

Medical oncologists in Brazil are being encouraged to take advantage of a new measure set for assessing the quality of care they provide to patients with lung cancer through a collaboration between the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and ASCO. 

November 1, 2019

“The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) congratulates Stephen M. Hahn, MD, FASTRO, on his nomination by President Trump to serve as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An oncologist and long-time member of ASCO, Dr. Hahn currently serves as the Chief Medical Executive at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has a strong grasp of the drug development process and understands the realities of working in a complex clinical care environment at one of the largest cancer centers in the world. 

October 30, 2019

A report of findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s third annual National Cancer Opinion Survey. 

October 29, 2019

Today the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology (PSOH) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) came out in strong support of HB 1194, proposed legislation to promote transparency in prior authorization and step therapy policies, which would put in place important safeguards to ensure that patients get the care they need. 

October 22, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study from the Levine Cancer Institute finds that patients with cancer who report higher levels of anxiety and depression experience more intense pain associated with their diseases. Furthermore, patients with higher social support report lower levels of pain. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, CA.

October 22, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study finds that oncology massage therapy can provide symptomatic relief for a common and difficult to treat side effect of cancer treatment. Patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) experience a sustained reduction in lower extremity pain up to six weeks after completion of massage treatment when they received an intensive therapy schedule of three massages per week. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, CA

October 22, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An analysis of Medicare claims data found that African American and Hispanic patients who underwent surgical removal of the pancreas for pancreatic cancer were less likely than white patients to use hospice services at the end of life, though all groups were just as likely to use hospice late, meaning initiation within 3 days of death. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, in San Francisco, CA.

October 10, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Genetic information could help identify patients likely to respond to radiation therapy and predict when disease recurrence following radiation is likely to occur. This could help clinicians better tailor treatment strategies to individual patients to boost efficacy, while minimizing unwanted side effects. The findings come from two studies that will be presented at ASCO Breakthrough: A Global Summit for Oncology Innovators, taking place October 11-13, 2019 in Bangkok.

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