ASCO Value Framework
On May 31, 2016, an updated version of the ASCO Value Framework was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The Value Framework assesses the value of new cancer therapies based on clinical benefit, side effects, and improvements in patient symptoms or quality of life in the context of cost. The updated framework was developed and refined by the ASCO Value in Cancer Care Task Force. It was based on a review of more than 400 comments on the conceptual value framework from a wide range of stakeholders. The updated framework will serve as the basis for a user-friendly software tool that doctors can use in shared decision-making with patients.
The ASCO Value Framework is just one part of ASCO’s broader, multi-faceted effort to achieve high-quality, high-value care for all patients with cancer. Other efforts include the Patient-Centered Oncology Model, Choosing Wisely, CancerLinQ, and the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI).