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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.

  • Congress Raises Age to Buy Tobacco, Boosts NIH and NCI Funding

    President Trump recently signed into law a bill funding the federal government, including National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The bill also raises the purchasing age of tobacco products to 21.

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  • Improved Cancer Care Outcomes Exist for Rural Communities

    ASCO recently submitted comments to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force in response to a request for information (RFI) on priority topics that affect the health status and outcomes for rural and underserved communities. 

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  • FDA Issues Partial Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors

    Despite pressure for a comprehensive ban from the anti-smoking community, the FDA rule, as written, will affect a relatively small portion of the vaping industry.

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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