Affordable Care Act and Cancer Clinical Trials

Affordable Care Act and Cancer Clinical Trials


January 23, 2014
2:00-3:30pm ET

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, it held the promise of expanding health insurance coverage for millions of Americans, including coverage of cancer clinical trials. As this portion of the law prepares to go into effect in 2014, what will its impact be on patient care and costs?


  • Describe ACA statutes related to cancer clinical trials
  • Discuss potential ACA implications for trial access, affordability and delivery
  • Identify available ACA education resources for patients

Suanna Bruinooge
Director, Research and Policy Division
Cancer Policy and Clinical Affairs Department
American Society of Clinical Oncology



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