New Research on Interventions to Address Cost of Cancer Care, Access to Cancer Care to be Highlighted in 2022 ASCO Quality Care Symposium Press Program

For immediate release
September 8, 2022


Kelly Baldwin

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Studies evaluating interventions to reduce the total cost of cancer care and a new analysis of changes in cancer incidence and mortality rates after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will be highlighted in the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium’s official Press Program. Studies featured in the Press Program are among the nearly 500 abstracts that will be presented at the Symposium.

The 2022 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, taking place September 30-October 1 in Chicago, Illinois and online, will bring together the international quality care community to discuss the latest clinical advances in quality improvement for every cancer type and treatment approach.

Abstracts will be publicly released on on Monday, September 26, at 5:00 p.m. ET and the embargo will lift at that time. The following abstracts will be promoted with press releases as a part of ASCO’s Press Program:

  • A retrospective study evaluating the total cost of cancer care for patients with and without a navigation intervention. (Abstract 4)
  • Results from a study evaluating the impact of a Medicare value-based care program on the total cost of cancer care within the U.S. Oncology Network. (Abstract 5)
  • Findings from a nationwide study on changes in cancer incidence and mortality rates after Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Abstract 74)


Apply for/renew ASCO media credentials: Reporters with valid ASCO media credentials will be able to access embargoed press materials and view online presentations from the 2022 Quality Care Symposium. Please visit ASCO’s Media Headquarters (HQ) at to request credentials or to ensure your credentials are up to date.

Attend the Symposium in person: Credentialed media who would like to attend the meeting in person can register and/or reserve a hotel room through ASCO’s Media HQ. To register:

  • Sign in to your ASCO Media HQ account at
  • Click on the “In-Person Registration and Hotel Reservations” tile

All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Visit our Health and Safety page for more details.

Visit the ASCO Quality Care Symposium Media Resource Center for more information.

About ASCO: 

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to the principle that knowledge conquers cancer. Together with the Association for Clinical Oncology, ASCO represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of high quality, equitable patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, supports ASCO by funding groundbreaking research and education across cancer’s full continuum. Learn more at, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.