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

Jul 01, 2012
ASCO is a strong supporter of cancer clinical research and has identified insurance coverage of clinical trials as a leading policy priority. You can find information about state and federal coverage laws on’s ASCO in Action section.
Jun 29, 2012
July 2012: Social media channels such as Twitter are gaining increasing acceptance as mechanisms for instantaneous scientific dialogue. Accordingly, ASCO and other professional medical societies are using social media to expand the reach of scientific communications at and around their scientific meetings.
Jun 29, 2012
July 2012: ASCOState/Regional Affiliates provide crucial support for local oncologyprofessionals and patients with cancer. In order to give these statesocieties a greater voice in ASCO and more direct communication withthe Board of Directors, a new State Affiliate Council has been convenedand met for the first time at the 2012 Annual Meeting.
Jun 29, 2012
July 2012: In order to assist oncologists in providingoptimal curative care to patientswho are overweight or obese, ASCOrecently released a clinical practiceguideline on “Appropriate...
Jun 03, 2012
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May 03, 2012
We’re inviting #ASCO12 attendees and our followers on Twitter to join us in Room N228, in the North Building of McCormick Place for engaging conversation, snacks, and of course to tweet.

The Tweetup is first and foremost an opportunity to...
Apr 30, 2012
The ASCO Geriatric Oncology Special Interest Group was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Association of Specialty Professors to extend geriatric oncology education to the international community.
Apr 18, 2012
Amy Abernethy, MD, and Eric H. Bernicker, MD, joined the Journal of Oncology Practice Editorial Board.
Michael B. Atkins, MD, joined Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center as its Deputy Director. Dr. Atkins was previously a Professor of Medicine and Deputy Chief of the division of Hematology/Oncology at Beth Israel...
Apr 18, 2012
As the result of an ASCO Board of Directors’ initiative, a new Community Research Forum will be working to identify and address two key issues per year in collaboration with community physicians involved in research.

The ASCO Board of Directors’ Clinical Trial Strategic Plan of 2010 has helped define the Society’s role in supporting...
Apr 18, 2012
The November 2011 issue of theJournal of Oncology Practice (JOP) features an article from the ExemplaryAttributes of Clinical Trials Sitesseries focused on the use of NCI’sAccrualNet. The article complementsoriginal research, also published in theNovember 2011...