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Advocacy

To improve patient care, ASCO advocates for increased federal funding for research, greater health care access, value in cancer care, and payment reform.

  • New Law Aims to Support US Health Care System During COVID-19

    Congress recently passed a third legislative package focused on stabilizing the U.S. economy and shoring up the health care system to ensure it is prepared to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • More Testing, PPE, Practice Support Needed During COVID-19

    The Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is urging the White House and leaders in Congress to swiftly work together to meet the needs of patients and health care professionals in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Second Emergency Funding Package Responds to COVID-19

    The President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second emergency supplemental package designed to respond to COVID-19. The law requires certain payers to cover the COVID-19 diagnostic test at no cost to the patient and without prior authorization.

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Random Quote

"As medical professionals and as a Society, we must all continue to evolve and transform cancer care and research with each new discovery."
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO
ASCO President, 2015-16