October 23, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A study of 100 people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) receiving chemotherapy found that patient and physician perceptions of treatment risk and the likelihood of a cure varied widely. Overall, patients tended to overestimate both the risk of dying due to treatment and the likelihood of a cure. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego, California.

October 23, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new randomized clinical trial of a pilot program found that a brief in-person intervention can improve psychosocial health in a particularly vulnerable population – adolescents and young adults living with cancer.

October 23, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study suggests that people with advanced cancer prefer doctors communicate with them face-to-face with just a notepad in hand rather than repeatedly using a computer. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego, California.

October 23, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In a feasibility trial of people with advanced lung cancer receiving radiation therapy, and their caregivers, yoga was beneficial to both parties. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego, California.

October 13, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has grave concerns about the Trump Administration’s executive order calling in part for federal rules to encourage association health plans. The means to achieve ASCO’s core mission requires that patients with cancer have meaningful access to high-quality care.

October 12, 2017

The Trump administration’s move to expand the rights of employers to opt out of the requirement for contraceptive coverage would have unexpected and deleterious consequences for patients of child-bearing age with cancer. Women of child-bearing age with cancer and their male partners are advised as a part of standard oncology care to practice contraception—considered as a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act—to reduce the chances of miscarriages and birth defects.

October 2, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) are calling for the use of more inclusive eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials. This recommendation is in conjunction with the release of a Special Series, published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). The series, which includes a joint ASCO-Friends research statement, provides a comprehensive examination of eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials with recommendations to address eligibility criteria in five specific areas: minimum age requirements for trial enrollment, HIV/AIDS status, brain metastases, organ dysfunction, and prior and concurrent malignancies.

September 27, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today presented Representative Leonard Lance (NJ-7) with its second annual Congressional Leadership Award in recognition of the lawmaker's exceptional commitment to supporting cancer research and treatment. The ASCO award honors a member of Congress who is a leading champion for patients and survivors of cancer, their families, and their cancer care teams.

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.

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