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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.

  • Harmful Medicare Cuts Averted, but Long-term Solutions Needed

    ASCO appreciates Congress preventing potentially devastating Medicare cuts from going into effect on January 1. Now, Congress and the Administration must work with providers on a long-term solution for sustainable Medicare reimbursement that supports access to cancer care for all Americans.

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  • Cures 2.0 Would Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

    Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced new legislation intended to invest in research and deliver more cures to patients. The newly introduced 21st Century Cures 2.0 Act (Cures 2.0) is intended to build on the landmark 21st Century Cures Act.

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  • Make Advocacy Your New Year’s Resolution

    ASCO provides resources to help oncology professionals advocate for policies that affect the oncology community, like supporting clinical research, promoting quality and efficiency of care, and ensuring access to affordable health care for patients and survivors.

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"ASCO is the world’s largest and arguably most influential oncology organization… a dynamic organization that not only is advancing the frontiers of research, providing outstanding educational opportunities, and defining standards of practice for clinical care, but also influencing public policy."
Anees Chagpar, MD
ASCO Member since 2003