Since ASCO was founded more than 50 years ago, the advancement of cancer research has been a pillar of the organization’s mission. ASCO’s policy statements support this mission by providing guidance on how to improve access to evidence-based clinical trials.

ASCO policy statements provide commentary and analysis on important policy issues affecting the cancer community, including people with cancer and their cancer care teams. These statements are informed by volunteer leadership, who identify key policy issues and contribute to the development of ASCO’s policy positions.

Policy statements on cancer research include:

ASCO also develops policy briefs, which are based on existing ASCO policy. These briefs provide additional content, key terms and definitions, and a more detailed look at a specific issue.

Policy briefs on cancer research issues include: