March 15, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In a study of more than 1,100 people with COVID-19 undergoing treatment for cancer, researchers found lower COVID-19 vaccination rates among patients with comorbidities, metastatic solid tumors or non-B-cell hematologic malignancies, and those living in areas with lower education attainment and higher levels of unemployment. The study, funded by Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, was published today in Cancer. 

 

February 8, 2023

“ASCO applauds President Biden’s focus on ‘ending cancer as we know it’ during the State of the Union address. We continue to urge the president to keep cancer care and research as top national priorities and are pleased with his plans to advance efforts to strengthen the Cancer Moonshot, improve cancer clinical trials, and foster breakthroughs through the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).”

 

February 7, 2023

In anticipation of President Biden’s State of the Union Address, the Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is urging the president to keep cancer care and research as top national priorities. 

February 2, 2023

Dedicated to making a world of difference in cancer care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and its affiliated organization, the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), laud the goals, progress, and continued potential of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. Having the full support of the President and the resources of the federal government is essential to our shared goal of accelerating the pace of progress against a disease that will be diagnosed in more than 1.9 million people in the U.S. this year.

January 11, 2023

Cancer research sites demonstrated the utility of new resources designed to increase the diversity of participants in cancer clinical trials, although challenges remain, according to two studies published today in JCO Oncology Practice.

October 26, 2022

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released a joint policy statement outlining the latest research on the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and recommendations for regulating these products to protect public health. The statement was published in the AACR’s journal Clinical Cancer Research and ASCO’s Journal of Clinical Oncology.

October 17, 2022

In conjunction with the World Cancer Congress, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is publishing a special series of its online publication JCO Global Oncology focused on innovative, evidence-based models for cancer professionals and patients to improve access to quality cancer care particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

October 11, 2022

Alexandria, VA. – Building on its longstanding commitment to health equity, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is launching a multi-year pilot program to increase access to high-quality, equitable cancer care in rural Montana.

August 10, 2022

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) applauds President Biden for his decision to appoint ASCO-Past President Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, as the new Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). An accomplished cancer surgeon and researcher with deep expertise in community-based cancer research, Dr. Bertagnolli has the knowledge, passion, and skillset to successfully lead the nation’s top federal cancer research agency and the wider U.S. cancer research enterprise. We enthusiastically endorse her selection, recognizing Dr. Bertagnolli’s distinguished leadership and experience in advancing evidence-based cancer care and research.

July 25, 2022

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) today jointly released two resources to help research sites increase racial and ethnic equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in cancer clinical trials.

June 4, 2022

In a collaboration announced on June 4, ASCO will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to measure and improve the quality of cancer care internationally. The goal is to achieve health-related targets of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and WHO Global Action Plan on Non-Communicable Diseases and help cancer professionals provide the best possible care to their patients.

May 25, 2022

Alexandria, Va — In an effort to highlight cancer care inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has launched the Interactive Map of Oncology, a data visualization tool that allows users to explore geographic distribution of systemic and socioeconomic factors that influence cancer care delivery in the United States. Users can filter data on population demographics and risk factors by location overlaid with COVID-specific data from the COVID-19 in Oncology Registry (also known as the ASCO Registry) and other authoritative sources. 

May 19, 2022

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) today jointly released recommendations that address the lack of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in cancer clinical trials. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, “Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials: An American Society of Clinical Oncology and Association of Community Cancer Centers Joint Research Statement” details specific actions to engage the entire cancer clinical trial ecosystem in expanding the participation of underrepresented individuals in research that advances progress against cancer.

May 11, 2022

Today, JCO Oncology Practice, a journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), published a special series that examines the causes of disparities in cancer care and outcomes in the U.S. Hispanic/Latinx population and offers potential solutions to increase equity among this group. "Disparities in Cancer Care and Scientific Knowledge in Hispanic/Latinx People in the United States” features 18 articles and editorials that present new data and opportunities on a wide variety of topics, including prevention and screening, genetic testing, clinical trial enrollment and participation, access to affordable health care, and workforce representation, among others. 

 

May 3, 2022

Today the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced six additional medical schools will participate in the second year of the Oncology Summer Internship (OSI) program, an immersive, four-week summer internship for rising second-year medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine (UIM).

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