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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.

  • Senate Bill Would Help Protect Patient Access to Timely Care

    If enacted into law, the Safe Step Act of 2019 would ensure patients with private insurance have reasonable protections against harmful step therapy practices. ASCO applauds the filing of this bipartisan measure to help ensure patients have timely access to care.

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  • Hospital Outpatient Payment Proposal Threatens Access to Care

    ASCO expressed significant concerns that provisions in the 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule have the potential to undermine patient access to cancer care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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  • One in Five Young Adults Believe E-Cigarettes are Harmless

    Roughly one in five young adults uses e-cigarettes daily or recreationally, and nearly one in four believes the products are harmless and not addictive, according to findings from ASCO’s third annual National Cancer Opinion Survey.

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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