Society & Member News

From the Society features 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 the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.

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

May 04, 2017
Lace Up to Conquer Cancer The ASCO Annual Meeting involves a lot of walking—wear comfortable shoes and show your support for cancer research by participating in the CCF Laces campaign. Make a donation to CCF when you register for the 2017 Annual Meeting, and you will receive a pair of orange CCF shoelaces to wear with your own sneakers. Laces can...
May 04, 2017
Yutaka Niihara, MD, MPH, joined the Generex Biotechnology Corporation’s Board of Directors as its executive chair. Alessandro Riva, MD, joined Gilead Sciences, Inc. as senior vice president, Hematology and Oncology Therapeutic Area Head. Dr. Riva joins Gilead from Novartis Oncology, where he served as head of...
May 04, 2017
In each course, experienced faculty involved in clinical research share their experience and help learners develop necessary skills to succeed as clinical investigators, from designing and developing research protocols to reporting and interpreting results.
Apr 26, 2017
CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of ASCO, and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have announced the formation of the CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Program.
Apr 17, 2017
The world's leading organizations representing clinicians, laboratory researchers, and physician-scientists committed to improving patient care support a nonpartisan call for the appreciation of scientific evidence, education, and investment.
Mar 31, 2017
ASCO President Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FACP, FASCO, penned a foreword on recent advances that continue to spur progress against cancer.
Mar 22, 2017
The op-ed follows ASCO’s official statement that expressed strong opposition to the proposed NIH cuts and stressed that our nation’s biomedical research infrastructure must catch up with sustained increases in future years to meet the possibility of today’s science.
Mar 22, 2017
ASCO has released its fourth annual State of Cancer Care in America, 2017 report, which examines the tremendous transformation that is occurring in the cancer care delivery system.
Mar 20, 2017
Four International Innovation Grants will support innovative projects in Peru, Lebanon, Mexico, and Nigeria, focusing on the early diagnosis of childhood cancer, toxicity management, and enhancing palliative care.
Mar 14, 2017
ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) proudly announce the winners of ASCO’s Special Awards, the Society’s highest honors, and the CCF Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. The recipients of these awards include researchers, patient advocates, and global oncology leaders who have worked to transform cancer care around the world...