Statement by ASCO President Howard A. "Skip" Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, applauding the Surgeon General for releasing its first report on smoking cessation in 30 years.
A retrospective analysis of 26,768 young adults age 40 and under found that those who live in areas with lower income (less than $38,000) and lower education (under 79% high school graduation rate), as well as those who live in urban areas, had worse outcomes and a higher risk of death.
Patient-reported outcomes from two large studies show that quality of life is maintained longer with newer drug combinations compared with standard of care for the treatment of patients with a specific type of colorectal cancer and unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma.
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.
Nine 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.
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.
ASCO President Howard "Skip" Burris congratulates Dr. Stephen Hahn on his confirmation to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. FDA.
On November 26, 2019, ASCO released 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.
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.
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.
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.
A report of findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s third annual National Cancer Opinion Survey.
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.
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.
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.