ASCO members now have the opportunity to help the Society gather information and opinions about important cancer policy issues. ASCO in Action, ASCO’s revamped policy news website (http://ascoaction.asco.org), features weekly polls designed to gauge the views of ASCO members on a variety of topics related to their practice, patient care, or research.
Each quick poll is designed to take less than a minute to fill out and submit, with just one or two questions. Polls have asked about topics including oncology drug shortages, the effect on practices of a reduction in the Medicare average sales price (ASP) of oncology drugs, and what guidance providers are seeking on the late effects of cancer care. The site’s recent poll on drug shortages helped ASCO learn more about the size and scope of the problem.
“These snapshot polls will help ASCO get feedback about the topics of most concern to our members,” said ASCO Government Relations Committee Chair Richard L. Schilsky, MD. “This feature is so new that many members don’t know about it yet. We hope more will participate by going to ASCO in Action frequently or subscribing to the website using an RSS reader to get e-mail updates.”
ASCO in Action, updated almost daily by ASCO communications staff, provides members with important policy news covering the range of issues that the Society follows, from access to care to oncology workforce concerns. As a news site, ASCO in Action can be subscribed to by using an RSS reader to receive automatic updates. Also, readers on Twitter can receive updates from the site’s Twitter handle, @ascoaction. ■
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