In alignment with ASCO’s strategic goal of making a global impact, the Board of Directors elected to expand free membership for physicians from lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank.
The Hispanic/Latinx population living in the U.S. continues to face many challenges, including high uninsured rates, lack of representation in oncology clinical trials, poor access to health care, and discrimination and biases, write Drs. Carol Ochoa, Tricia Kalwar, and Narjust Florez.
For more than two decades, health equity has been woven into every facet of the ASCO’s work to reduce longstanding disparities in cancer care; increasing workforce diversity has been a focal point in that effort.
"Cancer research relevant to LMICs is a necessity, not a luxury," writes Dr. Khalid El Bairi, and early-career oncologists in LMIC settings can advance cancer research in their communities.
Drs. Kibrom Hiluf, Mohammed Mustefa, Isaias Irgau, and Solomon Woldu describe the humanitarian crisis in Tigray in terms of its impact on patients with cancer and health care providers.