Much of the progress of the past 5 decades was catalyzed by the National Cancer Act, signed into law by President Richard Nixon in December 1971.
In their roles as patient advocates, Ms. Janine Guglielmino and Dr. Sue Friedman have observed growing patient confusion about breast cancer subtypes and the difference between acquired and inherited gene mutations.
Dr. Julia Jenkins volunteered with the International Cancer Corps to support palliative care providers in the Thimphu Valley, Bhutan.
"Leading right now means helping team members adapt to the losses that all have experienced and supporting them with more than exhortation and reassurance," writes Dr. Mark E. Robson.
In 2019, ASCO launched an Asia Pacific Regional Council, a group of distinguished oncology leaders from countries in the Asia Pacific region who advise ASCO on the needs of members in the region and facilitate and encourage member involvement in ASCO’s global activities.