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Advocacy

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

  • Advocate for Cancer Policy Priorities

    Make your voice heard with the ASCO ACT Network. The ACT Network allows you to send pre-drafted messages directly to your Members of Congress on legislative issues important to ASCO and the cancer care community.

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  • Protect Patient Access to Timely, Appropriate Cancer Care

    ASCO urges Congress to protect patient access to timely, appropriate care by reforming prior authorization, which requires providers to secure pre-approval as a condition of payment or insurance coverage of services, which can delay access to critical patient care.

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  • ASCO Advocates for Federally Funded Cancer Research

    Federal funding for cancer research has led to significant advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for patients. Urge Congress to build on its investment in cancer research to maintain the pace of scientific discovery and continue progress against cancer.

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"At ASCO, there's a place for everyone from every corner of oncology and the world."
Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO
ASCO CEO 2006-2016