U.S. Cancer Care System Ill-equipped to Deliver New Advances to Patients, ASCO Report Finds

The State of Cancer Care in America published March 15 in the Journal of Oncology Practice and presented at a Congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., is ASCO’s third annual assessment of national trends in cancer care delivery. The report highlights many promising cancer care developments, including new drugs and technologies, declining mortality rates, expanded access to healthcare generally and a shift towards value-based care. But ASCO also highlights major challenges for patients and physicians, including uneven health insurance coverage, rapidly rising costs, and other barriers to accessing new treatments.

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