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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April 7, 2021

As part of its ongoing efforts to increase the diversity of the oncology workforce, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is launching a new internship program for medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine (UIM)1, and today announced five medical schools across the country that have been selected to serve as hosts in the inaugural Oncology Summer Internship (OSI) program. The selected medical schools include: The Ohio State University; the University of Arizona Health Sciences College of Medicine – Tucson; the University of California San Francisco (UCSF); the University of Pittsburgh; and the University of Rochester.

March 15, 2021

The latest issue of JCO Oncology Practice features a new Special Series of articles examining the disparities and barriers faced in cancer care. The articles detail challenges experienced by people of different cultures, backgrounds, ages, and socioeconomic factors, and provides a framework for addressing disparities in underserved communities.

February 26, 2021

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released the ASCO Oncology Clinician Well-Being Task Force Roadmap. The document outlines a five-year plan to improve the quality of cancer care by enhancing the wellbeing of oncology clinicians and sustainability of oncology practices.

February 23, 2021

The Association of Clinical Oncology congratulates the eleven practices that prioritized the quality of care they provide by achieving the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification in the second half of 2020.

February 18, 2021

As part of ASCO’s work to reduce the global burden of cancer, the Society is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to expand its NCD Academy to include a cancer course. 

February 17, 2021

ASCO has developed a free educational series to help the oncology community learn more about the role of social determinants of health in cancer care and cancer outcomes.

February 16, 2021

JCO Oncology Practice recently published an editorial that examines the intensified burnout oncology practitioners are experiencing due the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines critical interventions to support oncologists now and throughout a long-term recovery. The article was written by past, current, and select members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Ethics Committee and Clinician Well-Being Task Force.

February 2, 2021

A new article published in JCO Oncology Practice puts forth a framework to guide researchers, healthcare leaders, advocates, community- and patient-focused service organizations, and policy leaders in their work to address and promote health equity in cancer care access and treatment outcomes.

January 26, 2021

Eight oncology practices in eight different U.S. metropolitan areas with high rates of breast cancer disparities between Black and white Americans have been selected to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) quality programs, including the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and Quality Training Program (QTP). Today ASCO and Susan G. Komen (Komen), with funding from the Fund II Foundation for each practice’s training and participation, announced the recipients. The three-year program, will be administered through Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation.

January 19, 2021

Clinician well-being is a major priority for physicians and practices, and it contributes to quality patient care. A recent survey of ASCO’s membership that found that 45% of medical oncologists reported experiencing emotional exhaustion and/or depersonalization symptoms related to burnout. On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will host an interactive town hall-style webinar to share ASCO’s plans and resources to address this ongoing issue, and to hear members’ perspectives.

January 19, 2021

On the eve of his inauguration, the Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) congratulates Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the 46th President of the United States.