ASCP in the News: ASCP Leaders Command National Attention in the Supreme Court Ruling on Gene Patents
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Several distinguished ASCP leaders were quoted in major news stations—in broadcast and electronically—last week when the Supreme Court unanimously invalidated patents on genes.
An interview with former ASCP President Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH, FASCP, DLM(ASCP)CM, about what this victory means for improving patient care on CBSNewspath was shown on 34 affiliated network TV stations reaching nearly 1.15 million viewers. The TV stations included large metro markets nationwide:
- New York City
- Madison, Wis.
- Harrisburg, Pa.
- Charleston, S.C.
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Santa Barbara, Calif.
An interview with ASCP President-Elect Steve Kroft, MD, FASCP, about the benefits for patients and scientists appeared on CBSNews.com as Supreme Court's gene patent ruling could boost patient care, experts say and was picked up by three additional media outlets, reaching a combined audience of more than 804,000.
A quote from ASCP Fellow Council member Ossama Tawfik, MD, PhD, FASCP, about lowering costs for patients appeared on NBCNews.com as Patients, industry both winners in Supreme Court DNA ruling and was picked up by one additional media outlet, reaching a combined audience of more than 390,000 and by BusinessInsider.com: Gene Tests That Saved Angelina Jolie Could Be Accessible To More Women, reaching an audience of more than 122,000.