ASCO Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

June 27, 2022

ASCO is committed to the delivery of medically appropriate, equitable, evidence-based cancer care. For patients of child-bearing age, a cancer diagnosis raises medical considerations around pregnancy and fertility preservation. Every patient should have the ability to pursue, in partnership with their oncologist, all treatment options that offer the best chance of a successful outcome for their cancer.

Unfortunately, the implementation of laws based on the Dobbs decision could limit these options. ASCO is working to help our members navigate this new situation and preserve their patients’ access to the highest quality care by providing evidence-based clinical guidance, including for fertility preservation, and by advocating for access to all the components of high-quality care.