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

Jul 13, 2010
July 2010: On July 13, CMS released the Final Rule (FR) on “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program.” The FR specifies the initial criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and...
Jun 29, 2010
July 2010 Issue: ASCO and The ASCO Cancer Foundation® recently announced a collaboration with LIVESTRONG for the development of online educational resources on ASCO University™ that address topics related to the diagnosis and care of adolescents and young adults with cancer. As there has been a lack of progress in the diagnosis and...
Jun 28, 2010
July 2010 Issue: ASCO member Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, FACR, is Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas. One Sunday in April, however, Dr. Buchholz bore a title of a different sort—caddie for golf superstar Phil Mickelson. No, not at the Masters, where...
Jun 22, 2010
May 2010: ASCO Immediate Past President Douglas W. Blayney, MD, was appointed the Ann and John Doerr Medical Director of the Stanford Cancer Center. He was previously Medical Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Elizabeth Ceilley, MD, was named Medical Director...
Jun 21, 2010
July 2010 Issue: Early-career oncologists interested in taking on a more visible role within ASCO have a unique opportunity to gain extensive exposure to ASCO’s mission and leadership positions by participating in the organization’s Leadership Development Program. This year-long program is designed to set oncologists in the early phases...
Jun 21, 2010
July 2010 Issue: ASCO Adopts Code for Interactions with Private Sector In April, ASCO was among the first organizations to sign the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) Code of Conduct for Interactions with Companies. The voluntary code provides detailed guidance to medical specialty societies on appropriate interactions with for...
May 19, 2010
May 2010: The ASCO Cancer Foundation continues its tradition of supporting the best and most innovative clinical cancer research. The following grants and awards will be presented to meritorious researchers at the 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA)