April 25, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. —The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a provisional clinical opinion (PCO) on the use of second-line hormonal therapy for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who have not yet received chemotherapy.

April 25, 2017

ASCO applauds the California legislature for being the first state body of lawmakers in the nation to consider legislation that is designed to specifically improve clinical pathways in oncology. Clinical pathways, when appropriately designed and implemented, are evidence-based treatment management tools used to support delivery of high-quality cancer care for specific patient presentations. 

April 20, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Studies spanning the spectrum of cancer prevention and care, from immunotherapy and precision medicine to survivorship, will be highlighted in the official Press Program for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Research results will be released in advance of and throughout the Annual Meeting, taking place June 2-6 in Chicago.

April 6, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today announced that Alexander Chin, MD, MBA, and Joanna C. Yang, MD, have been selected for the 2017-2018 ASCO Health Policy Fellowship program, now entering its second year.  

April 5, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) announced that Instituto de Oncologia do Vale (IOV) has become the first practice in Brazil to receive Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification through QOPI Certification Program, LLC (QCP). IOV is the second international practice to achieve this milestone in demonstrating the quality of care it provides to oncology patients.

April 3, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) today issued recommendations addressing the needs of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations as they relate to cancer. The recommendations, published in a policy statement in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, are designed to focus attention on the challenges facing the SGM community--including discrimination and greater risk of anxiety and depression, resulting in disparate care--and concrete steps that can help minimize health disparities among SGM individuals.

March 30, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a set of recommendations to enhance the role of observational cancer research in clinical decision-making. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), the ASCO research statement discusses the expanding opportunities to utilize observational studies to advance cancer research and supplement the knowledge gained through cancer clinical trials. 

March 27, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Toronto, Canada - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario today issued a joint clinical practice guideline update on brachytherapy (internal radiation) for patients with prostate cancer. The update provides evidence-based recommendations for different patient risk groups, and specifies the most effective forms of brachytherapy.

March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. cancer care delivery system is undergoing profound changes to better meet the needs of people with cancer, but persistent hurdles threaten to slow progress, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) fourth annual State of Cancer Care in America report released today.

March 21, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- QOPI Certification Program LLC (QCP), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO) that runs the QOPI Certification Program™, and the Foundation for Excellence and Quality in Oncology (ECO), a nonprofit foundation in Spain, have launched an effort to expand the QOPI Certification Program to Spain. Through the collaboration between ECO and QCP, Spanish oncology practices will be able to apply for QOPI Certification.

March 17, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer. This is the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that is tailored to multiple regions of the world with different levels of socio-economic and structural resource settings, offering evidence-based guidance to health care providers worldwide. 

March 16, 2017

We soundly oppose President Trump’s budget outline, which would cut $6 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Reducing NIH’s funding by nearly 20 percent will devastate our nation’s already fragile federal research infrastructure and undercut a longstanding commitment to biomedical science that has fueled advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

March 14, 2017

A new study demonstrates that the use of less radiation therapy (RT) for breast cancer patients who have undergone lumpectomy does not negatively impact patient outcomes, and could result in significant reductions in health care costs. These findings, which examine patient eligibility for evidence-based radiation therapies or no RT in the National Cancer Database (NCDB), were published online today in the Journal of Oncology Practice. People living with breast cancer often receive lumpectomy followed by RT instead of a full mastectomy because research has demonstrated that there is no difference in disease-specific or overall survival.

March 14, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- On March 22, 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will release The State of Cancer Care in America: 2017 report, which examines the current landscape of the cancer care delivery system in the United States, and outlines key opportunities and challenges facing cancer care providers and patients today.

March 13, 2017

“The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) congratulates Seema Verma for her confirmation as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Administrator Verma is now in a key position to lead the agency during the next phase of healthcare reform in the United States, and to help ensure that millions of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with cancer have access to high-quality oncology care."

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