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

Jun 08, 2011
2011 Annual Meeting Highlights (GI, GU, Breast) - June 23
The webinar will summarize key scientific and educational presentations that are most relevant to practicing oncologists from the 2011 Annual...
May 16, 2011
Clinical trials are the key to building a high-value cancer care system, yet clinical trials remain unavailable to most patients with cancer. In ASCO’s physician-oriented video series on conducting clinical trials, experienced physician-investigators talk about their experiences and provide practical advice that can be applied in any clinical...
May 02, 2011
May 2011: The Society mourns the loss of testicular cancer research pioneer Melvin L. Samuels, MD—a member of ASCO since 1965—who died January 23, 2011, at the age of 88.

Derek Raghavan, MD, President of the Levine Cancer Institute, described Dr. Samuels in a letter to ASCO leadership as a “giant in the field” whose work...
May 02, 2011
May 2011: ASCO’s recently launched Cancer.Net Mobile is a free app designed by oncologists to help people with cancer and their caregivers plan and manage cancer treatment and care.
Apr 28, 2011
April 2011: The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides opportunities for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries...
Apr 27, 2011
April 2011: The Conquer Cancer Foundation (formerly The ASCO Cancer Foundation®) has recognized oncology practices around the country for their work in clinical trials and five ASCO State Affiliate societies for programs that enhance cancer care in their communities.

Apr 25, 2011
The Tumor Oncoloy: Challenging Cases webinar is now available on ASCO University.  The webinar includes a review of the oncologists’ responsibility to: 
Apr 11, 2011
April 2011: Twenty members will be honored with ASCO Statesman Awards at the 2011 Annual Meeting. ASCO Statesman Awards salute members with a record of at least 20 years of voluntary service to the Society.

ASCO congratulates this year's recipients:
Mar 28, 2011
April 2011 issue: Last Page introduces you to one of ASCO’s many volunteers in nine quick questions.