ASCO in Action

ASCO in Action provides the latest news and analysis related to critical policy issues affecting the cancer community, updates on the Association for Clinical Oncology’s ongoing advocacy efforts, and opportunities for members and others in the cancer care community to take action.

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June 27, 2022

ASCO is committed to the delivery of medically appropriate, equitable, evidence-based cancer care. For patients of child-bearing age, a cancer diagnosis raises medical considerations around pregnancy and fertility preservation. Every patient should have the ability to pursue, in partnership with their oncologist, all treatment options that offer the best chance of a successful outcome for their cancer. 

June 7, 2022

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has made new resources available through its refreshed Survivorship Compendium—an online library of practice tools designed and curated to help oncologists develop high-quality, equitable cancer survivorship care programs and improve existing programs for patients who have completed their initial cancer treatment or who have transitio

June 4, 2022

In a collaboration announced June 4, ASCO will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to measure and improve the quality of cancer care internationally. The goal is to achieve health-related targets of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and WHO Global Action Plan on Non-Communicable Diseases and help cancer professionals provide the best possible care to their patients.

May 11, 2022

Today, JCO Oncology Practice, a journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), published a special series that examines the causes of disparities in cancer care and outcomes in the U.S. Hispanic/Latinx population and offers potential solutions to increase equity among this group. "Disparities in Cancer Care and Scientific Knowledge in Hispanic/Latinx People in the United States” features 18 articles and editorials that present new data and opportunities on a wide variety of topics, including prevention and screening, genetic testing, clinical trial enrollment and participation, access to affordable health care, and workforce representation, among others.

April 12, 2022

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today announced the establishment of the ASCO Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which will advance the Society’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals across the organization and throughout the wider oncology community.

March 15, 2022

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) issued a new report recommending the National Institutes of Health (NIH) implement new guidelines to standardize the collection of data on sex, gender, and sexual orientation. 

March 15, 2022

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is currently accepting applications for its project to improve rates of recommended vaccinations for adults with cancer. The project is part of a five-year cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS). ASCO will select seven participants for the project in the Spring of 2022.

March 8, 2022

Marking International Women’s Day, ASCO and City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) are announcing their Leadership Programme for Women in Oncology, which seeks to address the specific challenges and barriers faced by women leaders in oncology and aims to strengthen leadership mindsets and skills of women working to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care in C/Can cities.

February 1, 2022

World Cancer Day, held annually on February 4, is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). This year’s event calls on the oncology community to “close the care gap,” with a focus on recognizing and understanding the inequities in cancer care and working to address them.