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					DATE


The Honorable (FULL NAME)
ADDRESS
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator/Representative LAST NAME,

On behalf of the (# of Members) members of the (NAME OF STATE SOCIETY), thank you for your support
in (ACTION – SPONSORING/COSPONSORING/AMENDING) Bill #, Bill Name.

This legislation will (EXPLAIN BENEFITS OF LEGISLATION/ISSUE IN 3-4 SENTENCES).

FOR EXAMPLE
With this law, patients with cancer and other life threatening diseases are ensured access to potentially
life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care costs if they
choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via the Federal
Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your (ACTION TAKEN on this issue). Please do not hesitate to contact (NAME OF
STATE SOCIETY) if there is ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,




NAME OF PRESIDENT
President, (NAME OF STATE SOCIETY)
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Hutchison,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for your
leadership in amending H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with your clinical
trials amendment.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,




Douglas Blayney, MD
President
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Benjamin Cardin
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Cardin,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for your
continued leadership in ensuring access to clinical trials, and thank you for cosponsoring the Brown
Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment to H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which
is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,




Allen Lichter, MD
Chief Executive Officer
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Richard Durbin
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Durbin,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for your
leadership in including the Brown Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment in H.R. 3590, the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act, that is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,




Richard Schilsky, MD
Immediate Past President
Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Christopher Dodd
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Dodd,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for your
leadership in including the Brown Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment in H.R. 3590, the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act, that is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,



Douglas Blayney, MD
President
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Harry Reid
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Reid,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for your
leadership in including the Brown Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment in H.R. 3590, the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act, that is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,



Douglas Blayney, MD
President
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Tom Harkin
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Harkin,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for your
leadership in including the Brown Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment in H.R. 3590, the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act, that is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,



Douglas Blayney, MD
President
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Max Baucus
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Baucus,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for your
leadership in including the Brown Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment in H.R. 3590, the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act, that is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,



Douglas Blayney, MD
President
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Arlen Specter
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Specter,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for your
continued leadership in ensuring access to clinical trials, and thank you for cosponsoring the Brown
Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment to H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which
is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,



Douglas Blayney, MD
President
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Al Franken
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Franken,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for
cosponsoring the Brown Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment to H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, which is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,



Douglas Blayney, MD
President
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Bernie Sanders
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Sanders,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for
cosponsoring the Brown Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment to H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, which is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,



Douglas Blayney, MD
President
April XX, 2010


The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Whitehouse,

On behalf of the over 27,000 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, thank you for
cosponsoring the Brown Hutchison Clinical Trials Amendment to H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, which is now law.

With this law, cancer patients, and patients with life threatening diseases, are ensured access to
potentially life-saving care. No longer will patients and their families be burdened with routine care
costs if they choose to participate in a clinical trial. Neither will patients and families that are insured via
the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan.

Again, thank you for your leadership on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact ASCO if there is
ever an issue we can work together on in the future.

Sincerely,



Douglas Blayney, MD
President

				
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