Dr. Laura Tenner named 2019 ASCO Advocacy Champion

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has recognized Laura Tenner, MD, MPH, as one of ASCO’s 2019 Advocacy Champions at the Senator’s Club Level for her dedication to educating lawmakers on important policies that ensure patients have access to high quality cancer care. Her advocacy accomplishments include the ASCO Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill, participation on the Board of the Texas Society of Clinical Oncology and her work as an ASCO Health Policy Leadership and Program Fellow for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Every year ASCO recognizes health care professionals who actively participate in multiple advocacy activities. These activities include: virtual advocacy (sending ACT Network emails), in-person advocacy (conducting visits on Capitol Hill, with agency officials or at home in the congressional districts) and grasstops advocacy (email/phone call with legislative staff, speaking on behalf of ASCO at briefings or providing hearing testimony, and hosting lawmakers and staff for site visits at their practice locations).

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional society of multidisciplinary professionals who treat people with cancer. For 50 years, ASCO has been the leading advocate for quality treatment and services for cancer patients and an authoritative source for reliable information related to cancer care issues. ASCO has nearly 45,000 professional members worldwide, including clinical oncologists representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties, physicians and health care professionals participating in approved oncology training programs, oncology nurses and other health care practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology.

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