Robin Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO, the current Chair of ASCO’s Government Relations Committee and this past year’s ASCO Advocate of the Year, joins ASCO CEO Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO, to discuss Congressional advocacy and the role it plays in shaping cancer-related policies.
She explains how oncologists can and should share their real-life experiences with lawmakers so they better understand the realities of today’s cancer care delivery system—and what their constituents need to receive high-quality care. “Our involvement absolutely makes a difference, not just for providers, but most importantly for our patients,” she said. “We need to come from behind our stethoscopes and research activities and step up as a patient advocate in an effort to be part of the solution.”
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