ASCO in ActionASCO in Action regularly provides the latest news and analysis related to cancer policy news; see the following online articles. These updates provide snapshots of ASCO’s ongoing advocacy efforts, as well as opportunities for ASCO members and guests to take action on critical issues affecting the cancer community.

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May 16, 2018

The agenda has been set for the June 22 ASCO/Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “Core Outcome Assessments in Cancer Clinical Trials” workshop.

May 9, 2018

This ASCO in Action Brief is designed to help ASCO members gain a clearer understanding of the impact of state and federal right-to-try (RTT) legislation in the United States on oncology patients and practices.

May 3, 2018

ASCO’s Policy Issue Briefs provide succinct overviews and relevant data on major policy issues impacting patients with cancer and the physicians who care for them. These briefs are designed to be especially helpful for journalists, offering background information on key issues across health policy today. 

May 2, 2018

Register now to join research colleagues from across the U.S. at the ASCO Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. The meeting offers physician researchers and research staff, from a variety of types of research programs, a unique platform to collaborate and develop solutions to common challenges with conducting oncology clinical trials.

May 1, 2018

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced today that Trevor Royce, MS, MD, MPH, and Sheetal Kircher, MD, have been selected for the ASCO Health Policy Fellowship Program. Now entering its third year, the fellowship program offers oncologists the opportunity to gain the knowledge-base, skills, and experience necessary to shape regulatory and legislative policies that directly affect the practice environment and impact patients with cancer and their care teams. 

April 27, 2018

ASCO’s Policy Issue Briefs provide succinct overviews and relevant data on major policy issues impacting patients with cancer and the physicians who care for them. These briefs are designed to be especially helpful for journalists, offering background information on key issues across health policy today.

April 17, 2018

ASCO has developed a summary of the key provisions and changes in the updated Common Rule, which protects human participants in biomedical research.

April 17, 2018

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a listening session where stakeholders, including ASCO’s Chief Medical Officer, Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO, offered brief comments on role of the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE).

April 16, 2018

Members of ASCO's Leadership Development Program held a Hill Day to advocate for federal research funding, oral parity, step therapy, and other cancer policy priorities.

March 19, 2018

The ASCO Insurance Coverage of Clinical Trials Toolkit is available to assist research sites with issues related to insurance coverage for patients participating in clinical trials. Developed by the ASCO Research Community Forum (RCF), the free toolkit contains sample checklists, templates, and forms to help sites determine insurance coverage for clinical trials, deal with coverage denials, and navigate the appeals process.

March 13, 2018

ASCO's new social media tolkit helps members raise awareness of the National Cancer Institute's important role in advancing cancer research.

January 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that implementation of the updated Common Rule will be delayed until July 19, 2018 instead of taking effect on January 19, 2018.