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Advocacy & Policy

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

  • ASCO Calls on Congress to Increase Transparency, Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs

    ASCO submitted comments about improving access to affordable cancer care to the U.S. Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee regarding draft legislation to address rising out-of-pocket costs for patients in the United States. 

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  • New Bill to Streamline Prior Authorization Requirements for Patients Endorsed by ASCO

    Members of Congress recently introduced new, bipartisan legislation that would streamline and standardize prior authorization requirements in Medicare Advantage plans.

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  • AMA House of Delegates Approves ASCO-Backed Resolutions

    The American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) successfully passed three resolutions that were led by the ASCO delegation during their recent Annual Meeting.

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"Precision medicine has begun to transform the lives of many patients with cancer, but its application in clinical practice is enormously complex. ASCO hopes to contribute to and advance the field by providing oncologists with the training, tools, and data they need."
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO Chief Medical Officer