The results of every Presidential election offer both challenges and opportunities for ASCO’s advocacy efforts. ASCO’s mission is to help practices and patients with cancer thrive—in every setting and in every community. Through each administration and Congress, the Society works closely with policymakers and their staff to make sure that cancer research and care remain top priorities.
As after every prior election, ASCO looks forward to helping the new administration and Congress advance policies that foster the best possible care to patients with cancer. ASCO will be closely monitoring—and weighing in on—developments in Washington, with particular focus on the following key areas:
As the cancer community navigates upcoming health-care changes, ASCO will advocate for policies that support robust federal funding for cancer research; incentivize high-quality, high-value care; provide stable Medicare reimbursement for the full range of care oncologists provide; and expand access to timely, quality care for people with cancer.
Stay tuned to ASCO in Action at ascoaction.asco.org for regular updates on the implications of policy changes on cancer care. ■
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