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News & Initiatives

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

  • ASCO Unveils New Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan

    Building on a history of advancing health equity in cancer care, ASCO released “The ASCO Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan.” The plan aims to infuse equity into all of the organization’s activities, with the goal of making meaningful progress that improves the quality of cancer care.

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  • 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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  • Statement on 50th Anniversary of National Cancer Act Signing

    Fifty years ago, just a few days before the new year, former President Richard Nixon signed into law the National Cancer Act (NCA), setting a clear national priority to conquer cancer. Read ASCO’s statement on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the NCA.

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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