ASCO & Member News

Find 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 Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation.

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

Mar 28, 2011
April 2011 issue: ASCO University is offering a new pilot series that focuses on issues relating to cardiovascular disease in patients with cancer. The format of these online programs is based on the successful ASCO Tumor Boards, in which a patient case is presented and discussed by expert faculty. An open discussion forum accompanies the...
Mar 25, 2011
April 2011 Issue: As we prepare to showcase ASCO’s accomplishments in its CME program to the ACCME as the Society prepares for reaccreditation, we would like to reach out to the oncology community to ask for your input on the impact that ASCO CME activities have made on your ability to improve clinical or translational research and/or...
Mar 14, 2011
March 2011: From September 19-20, 2011, world leaders will convene at the United Nations (UN) in New York for a Highlevel Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that will focus on the global threat of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.
Mar 14, 2011
March 2011: ASCO, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) issued recommendations in January to help ease the U.S. drug shortage crisis. The recommendations stem from the Drug Shortages Summit convened by the...
Mar 10, 2011
In December 2010, the Conquer Cancer Foundation (formerly The ASCO Cancer Foundation®) received a generous donation from the trust of William D. “Bill” Piety, which will support a 2011 Young Investigator Award in cholangiocarcinoma, as well as a future Young Investigator Award....
Mar 10, 2011
Ahsan M. Basha, MD, joined Riverside Medical Center, where he will practice at Riverside’s newest location—Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services in Watseka, Illinois. Dr. Basha specializes in Medical Oncology and Hematology. Prior to coming to Riverside Medical Center, he was a partner and practiced general medical oncology and hematology at...
Feb 15, 2011
February 2011: Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Cancer Center and longtime ASCO member Gary Kruh, MD, PhD, died on January 5 from a traumatic brain injury. He was 59.

As a clinician, Kruh specialized in the treatment of lung cancer patients. His research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that...
Jan 20, 2011
With the launch of the online ASCO Tumor Board module on Pancreatic Cancer on ASCO University®, a new alliance has been forged between frontline organizations in the oncology community.
Jan 11, 2011
January 2011: The following individuals recently started their terms as Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) editors: