(Greenwood, SC – May 20, 2024) – Dr. Ruiling Yuan was named an Advocacy Championby the Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) during the Association’s 2024 Advocacy Summit in April. Advocacy Champions are ASCO volunteers who have made meaningful contributions to ASCO’s advocacy activities throughout the year to ensure that every patient with cancer has access to high-quality, high-value cancer care, no matter who they are or where they live. Advocates speak with federal lawmakers and agencies, send personalized letters to Members of Congress through ASCO’s ACT Network, engage with state lawmakers on policy priorities at the state-level, and host site visits for lawmakers in their home states and districts. “ASCO’s Advocacy Champions are instrumental in making lasting policy changes that positively impact cancer care and research,” said Piyush Srivastava, MD, FASCO, chair of ASCO’s Government Relations Committee. “They have worked tirelessly this year to advance policy that would end drug shortages, provide robust federal funding for cancer research, and expand telehealth flexibilities permanently. Their efforts will affect cancer care providers, researchers, and patients for years to come.” Throughout the past year, Dr. Yuan has actively engaged in advocacy efforts including the ACT-Network and meetings with lawmakers from South Carolina. Additionally, she is a PAC (ASCO Association Political Action Committee) contributor. Dr. Ruiling Yuan is a medical oncologist and hematologist at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, SC. For the news, advocacy, and analysis on cancer policy, please visit www.asco.org/ascoaction.
### About Self Regional Healthcare Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics, plastics surgery, podiatry, urology and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 47 practices and more than 200 physicians.