January 21, 2020

Patient-reported outcomes from two large studies show that quality of life is maintained longer with newer drug combinations compared with standard of care for the treatment of patients with a specific type of colorectal cancer and unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma.

December 19, 2019

ASCO applauds Congress for working across party lines to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 and for continuing its commitment to investing in our nation's biomedical research infrastructure.

December 18, 2019

Nine oncology practices from rural and urban centers in the U.S. that primarily treat underserved populations have received grant funding to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and Quality Training Program. ASCO announced today the recipients of the grants, which are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

December 17, 2019

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has elected Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, to serve as its President for the term beginning in June 2021.

December 12, 2019

ASCO President Howard "Skip" Burris congratulates Dr. Stephen Hahn on his confirmation to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. FDA.

November 26, 2019

On November 26, 2019, ASCO released a major update to its Patient-Centered Oncology Payment (PCOP) model, an alternative payment model designed to support transformation in cancer care delivery and reimbursement while ensuring that patients with cancer have access to high-quality, high-value care.

November 14, 2019

Two science-based organizations—CancerLinQ LLC, a nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives—are teaming up to make oncology datasets from the CancerLinQ Discovery® database available to academic researchers, non-profits, health care providers and government agencies through a customized version of the American Heart Association’s Precision Medicine Platform.

November 7, 2019

Twenty-Four practices in two countries elevated their standard of care and achieved the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification in the third quarter of this year. 

November 6, 2019

Medical oncologists in Brazil are being encouraged to take advantage of a new measure set for assessing the quality of care they provide to patients with lung cancer through a collaboration between the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and ASCO. 

October 30, 2019

A report of findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s third annual National Cancer Opinion Survey.

October 29, 2019

Today the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology (PSOH) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) came out in strong support of HB 1194, proposed legislation to promote transparency in prior authorization and step therapy policies, which would put in place important safeguards to ensure that patients get the care they need.

October 22, 2019

A new study from the Levine Cancer Institute finds that patients with cancer who report higher levels of anxiety and depression experience more intense pain associated with their diseases. Furthermore, patients with higher social support report lower levels of pain.

October 22, 2019

A new study finds that oncology massage therapy can provide symptomatic relief for a common and difficult-to-treat side effect of cancer treatment. Patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) experience a sustained reduction in lower extremity pain up to six weeks after completion of massage treatment when they received an intensive therapy schedule of three massages per week. These findings will be presented at the upcoming 2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, CA.

October 22, 2019

An analysis of Medicare claims data found that African American and Hispanic patients who underwent surgical removal of the pancreas for pancreatic cancer were less likely than white patients to use hospice services at the end of life, though all groups were just as likely to use hospice late, meaning initiation within 3 days of death.

October 10, 2019

Two blood tests show promise as screening tools to identify patients with cancer of different types and across different stages. Results from the two approaches will be presented at the ASCO Breakthrough meeting October 11-13, 2019 in Bangkok. While the technology and science behind the two tests to be presented are complex, the concept is simple. Collect a blood sample. Screen it for cancer. Detect and diagnose cancer at an earlier stage.