Society & Member News

From the Society features highlights of ASCO initiatives, including news related to oncology research and clinical practice, policy and advocacy, education, and meetings, and updates on ASCO’s patient-centered site, Cancer.Net, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.

Member News provides updates on ASCO member career news, awards, and recognitions, as well as profiles of ASCO volunteer leaders. If you have news you would like to share, please contact

Dec 22, 2016
The recommendations outlined in the Vice President’s and task force’s respective reports highlighted policies and efforts that would foster scientific breakthroughs and treatments for patients, make better use of data, strengthen prevention and diagnosis, and improve access to care.
Dec 22, 2016
Last year, ASCO released the ASCO Policy Statement on Clinical Pathways in Oncology, which proposed several recommendations to ensure that pathways promote high-quality care and better accommodate the diverse circumstances and characteristics of patients with cancer.
Dec 22, 2016
See what your colleagues have been up to in the Member News column.
Dec 20, 2016
This status signifies that ASCO is simultaneously accredited to provide medicine, pharmacy, and/or nursing continuing education (CE) programs for health care professionals. ASCO is the largest medical specialty society to achieve Joint Accreditation status.
Dec 15, 2016
ASCO is pleased to announce the results of its recent election for President-Elect and positions on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. The six newly elected leaders will begin their terms at the conclusion of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting in June.
Dec 14, 2016
Gilberto de Lima Lopes Jr., MD, MBA, FAMS, will become editor in chief of the Society's Journal of Global Oncology (JGO), an online-only, open-access journal addressing the unique challenges of cancer care and research in low- and middle-income countries.
Dec 12, 2016
Program changes under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will begin on January 1, 2017, and will transform Medicare reimbursement and care delivery for oncology practices throughout the United States. ASCO is your partner in preparing for these changes and will be your resource in meeting your quality reporting...
Dec 09, 2016
The Joseph V. Simone Award, established in 2016, recognizes individuals who have contributed remarkably to the quality and safety of cancer care.
Nov 28, 2016
In November, the President’s Cancer Panel released a report, “Improving Cancer-Related Outcomes with Connected Health,” which presents goals and recommendations to advance the use of connected health for cancer care.
Nov 23, 2016
Dr. Meadows will receive the award and deliver a keynote lecture at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium in San Diego.