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2020 ASCO Presidential Address Focuses on ‘Unite and Conquer: Accelerating Progress Together’

The world is grappling with a pandemic and we are all adjusting to a new reality. Fewer handshakes, more masks. Fewer hugs, more fear. COVID-19 has tested us, challenged us, changed us. It’s changed the way we look, the way we work, the way we socialize. It’s changed us, but it can’t stop us. It...

ASCO Welcomes 2020–2021 Board of Directors

ASCO is pleased to welcome the 2020–2021 Board of Directors and introduce the newly installed leaders who began their terms at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting on June 1, 2020. ASCO and the Board of Directors extend their sincere gratitude to the outgoing Board members whose terms...

ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program Convened Record Number of Oncology Professionals From Across the Globe

ASCO announced record-breaking attendance at its 3-day ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program, held online from May 29 through May 31. More than 42,700 attendees from 138 countries have participated thus far, learning virtually about new clinical cancer advances in every area of cancer research....

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United Against Cancer to Accelerate Progress for Patients

When I chose my Presidential theme for the 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting, “Unite and Conquer: Accelerating Progress Together,” in early 2019, I never imagined it would take on a new meaning 12 months later. The world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and, even as we practice social distancing, I...

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ASCO Special Report Provides Guidance to Oncology Practices on Resuming Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ASCO has released the ASCO Special Report: A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which provides detailed guidance to oncology practices on the immediate and short-term steps that could be taken to help protect the safety of patients and health-care staff before resuming more ...

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Quitting Smoking at Any Point Improves Lung Cancer Survival, Study Finds

People who quit smoking at any time—even 2 years before a lung cancer diagnosis—improve their chances of survival after being diagnosed with the disease, according to the results of a large international study presented by Fares et al in a press briefing in advance of the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific...

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Videoconference Intervention Can Reduce Levels of Anxiety and Distress Among Distance Caregivers

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, the number of adult individuals in the United States providing care for patients with cancer ranges between 2.8 million and 6.1 million. Caregivers for patients with cancer who live more than 1 hour away report having higher levels of anxiety and...

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ASCO Shares New Clinical Trial Data, Initiatives, and Path Forward for Post–COVID-19 Cancer Care Delivery System

ASCO (the Society) and its affiliate organization the Association for Clinical Oncology (the Association) recently announced the results of a survey that tracked the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer clinical trials, highlighted a new research initiative to address the data gap on...

FDA’s Draft Guidance Will Improve Evidence Base for Older Adults With Cancer

ASCO commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for releasing draft guidance that encourages inclusion of older adults in clinical trials of drugs for the treatment of cancer. The guidance emphasizes the importance of including adults aged 75 or older in clinical trials to better enable...

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ASCO Releases New Guidance on Allocation of Limited Resources in the Oncology Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

ASCO has released a set of recommendations to support the oncology community as health-care institutions across the United States face potentially difficult decisions around the allocation of scarce health-care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. In some geographic areas, the ongoing crisis is...

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ASCO’s New COVID-19 Cancer Registry Aims to Understand Impact on Patients During Pandemic, Inform Future Care

On April 10, ASCO launched the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry (ASCO Registry) to help the entire cancer community learn about the pattern of symptoms and severity of COVID-19 among patients with cancer, as well as how COVID-19 infections impact the delivery of cancer care and patient...

Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking Cessation Highlights Evidence-Based Ways to Help People Quit

ASCO applauds the Office of the Surgeon General for releasing its first report on smoking cessation in 30 years. The report provides the latest evidence-based information on the public health consequences of tobacco use and effective ways to help people quit smoking. Smoking rates in the United...

Medicaid Block Grants Threaten Beneficiary Access to Cancer Care

ASCO has released a position statement, “Block Grants in Medicaid & Their Impact on Cancer Care,” summarizing the Society’s concerns about the potential negative impact that block grants—proposals that establish annual limits on federal funding for Medicaid—could have on patients with cancer....

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Drug Repository Programs Address High Costs, Access, and Waste Issues When Appropriately Implemented

On February 19, 2020, ASCO issued a news release about a position statement on state drug repository programs, outlining the Society’s support for drug repository programs solely for oral medications provided they are maintained within a closed system. The Society also makes recommendations to help ...

Congress Increases Federal Investment in Cancer Research, Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age

President Trump recently signed a bill that funds the federal government, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Importantly, the bill also raises the purchasing age of...

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO Names Advance of the Year, Issues Research Priorities for the Cancer Community

In the release of its annual report on progress against cancer, Clinical Cancer Advances 2020, ASCO recognized progress in the refinement of the surgical treatment of cancer as the Advance of the Year. In particular, the emergence of novel systemic therapies—combined in new and better ways—has...

Fox Chase Cancer Center Certified Under ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

Fox Chase Cancer Center has been recognized under ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) by the QOPI Certification Program LLC as successfully completing a 3-year certification for oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality and safety in cancer care. “Fox...

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO Names Advance of the Year, Issues Research Priorities for the Cancer Community

In the release of its annual report on progress against cancer, Clinical Cancer Advances 2020, ASCO recognized progress in the refinement of the surgical treatment of cancer as the Advance of the Year. In particular, the emergence of novel systemic therapies—combined in new and better ways—has...

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Ten Oncology Practices in Underserved Communities Receive Funding to Participate in Quality Improvement Programs

Ten oncology practices from rural and urban centers in the United States that primarily treat underserved populations have received grant funding to participate in ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and Quality Training Program. The grants are supported by the Stavros Niarchos...

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ASCO Releases Major Update to Payment Reform Model

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. PCOP addresses an...

ASCO and IASLC Collaborate to Improve the Quality of Lung Cancer Care in Brazil

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. Lung cancer is one of the most prevalent and deadly types of cancer in Brazil.1 Providing a platform for health-care providers to...

ASCO Presidents Through the Years: Past, Present, and Future

2020–2021: Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO 2019–2020: Howard “Skip” Burris, III, MD, FACP 2018–2019: Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD 2017–2018: Bruce E. Johnson, MD 2016–2017: Daniel F. Hayes, MD 2015–2016: Julie Vose, MD, MBA 2014–2015: Peter P. Yu, MD 2013–2014: Clifford A. Hudis, MD 2012–2013: Sandra M....

Stephen Hahn, MD, to Be Nominated FDA Commissioner

In a press release issued by the White House today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, to be the Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Hahn has been Chief Medical Executive at The University of Texas...

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ASCO National Cancer Opinion Survey: Cancer Prevention, E-Cigarette, and End-of-Life Knowledge Gaps Reported

One in four Americans say they incorporate cancer prevention into their daily lives, according to ASCO’s third annual National Cancer Opinion Survey, despite research showing that as many as half of all cancer cases are preventable. The survey found low levels of awareness of known cancer risk...

Assessing Full Impact of Prior Authorization Plus Electronic Prior Authorization Needed to Remove Barriers to Care

ASCO submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to a proposed rule regarding Secure Electronic Prior Authorization for Medicare Part D. Under the proposal, clinicians would be able to complete prior authorizations for Part D prescriptions online using a ...

CMS Expands Coverage of CAR T-Cell Therapy for Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new national coverage determination (NCD) announcing that Medicare will now cover U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) therapy for certain patients with cancer. As outlined in ...

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Members of Congress Express Support for Cancer Policy Priorities During Capitol Hill Event

ASCO and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hosted a reception on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress and their staff to underscore the two organizations’ shared policy priorities to improve research and cancer care delivery for patients and survivors. During the...

Incoming ASCO President Sets His Sights on Conquering Cancer

For more than 3 decades, Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, has dedicated his medical career to researching the development of chemotherapies for breast cancer, including ado-trastuzumab emtansine, everolimus, and gemcitabine. In addition, he is credited with changing the standard of...

ASCO President-Elect Howard A. Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, Gained Leadership Skills From His Experience at West Point

GUEST EDITOR Dr. Abraham is the Director of the Breast Oncology Program at Taussig Cancer Institute, and Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic. In this installment of Living a Full Life, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP,...

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Largest ASCO RCF Annual Meeting to Date Facilitated Meaningful Discussion on Conducting Clinical Trials

The ASCO Research Community Forum (RCF) 2018 Annual Meeting brought together 165 physician investigators and research staff from 34 states across the country—its largest meeting to date—to discuss contemporary challenges and develop creative solutions in conducting and managing clinical trials. The ...

Meet Your ASCO President-Elect, Dr. Howard A. ‘Skip’ Burris

Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, a long-time ASCO member and volunteer, began his role as ASCO President-Elect in June 2018. An ASCO member for nearly 30 years, Dr. Burris’ service to the Society is extensive. His volunteer roles include member of the ASCO Board of Directors and...

Don’t Forget to Register for ASCO’s Research Community Forum Annual Meeting

Space is limited for this year’s Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. Physician investigators and research staff are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind meeting taking place September 23–24 at ASCO headquarters in the DC metro area. The meeting offers a unique platform to physician researchers ...

Register Today for the ASCO Research Community Forum 2018 Annual Meeting

This year’s ASCO Research Community Forum (RCF) 2018 Annual Meeting will not be one to miss! Though still a few months away, I am thrilled to share the work that is already underway to bring the research community together for 2 days of learning and collaboration. During my term as Chair of the...

Register Now for the ASCO Research Community Forum 2018 Annual Meeting

Register now to join research colleagues from across the United States at the ASCO Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. The meeting offers physician researchers and research staff from a variety of programs a unique platform to collaborate and develop solutions to common challenges with...

Howard A. ‘Skip’ Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, Elected ASCO President for 2019–2020 Term

Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, has been elected to serve as the President of ASCO for the term beginning in June 2019. He will take office as President-Elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2018. Additionally, five members were...

Expert Point of View: Howard “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO and Harold Burstein, MD, PhD, FASCO

Howard “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer and President of Clinical Operations at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, Nashville, said the antibody-drug conjugates are especially attractive in triple-negative breast cancer. “We know chemotherapy is still effective in a large...

Howard A. ‘Skip’ Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, Elected ASCO President for 2019–2020 Term

Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, has been elected to serve as the President of ASCO for the term beginning in June 2019. He will take office as President-Elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2018. Additionally, five members were...

Howard A. ‘Skip’ Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, Elected ASCO President for 2019–2020 Term

Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, has been elected to serve as the President of ASCO for the term beginning in June 2019. He will take office as President-Elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2018. Additionally, five...

ASCO Election Candidates

SIXTEEN DISTINGUISHED ASCO members have been selected by the ASCO Nominating Committee as candidates for open leadership positions within the Society, including:  The offices of President-Elect and Treasurer  Four seats on the Society’s Board of Directors  Two seats on the Nominating Committee...

President-Elect Candidates Discuss ASCO’s Role in Shaping Global Oncology Community

Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, of Sarah Cannon and Tennessee Oncology, and Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO, of Massachusetts General Hospital North Shore Cancer Center, were selected by the ASCO Nominating Committee as candidates for ASCO President-Elect. Below, the candidates share...

Community Research Forum Holds 2015 Annual Meeting, Explores Developments and Strategies in Conducting Clinical Research

ASCO’s Community Research Forum (CRF) held its 2015 Annual Meeting September 20–21 at ASCO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Over 75 physician investigators, program directors, and research staff attended the meeting, representing a wide range of community-based practices and research sites...

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