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

Sep 07, 2011
As part of its efforts to ensure the long-term viability of an enhanced, federally funded national clinical trials network, ASCO developed a report that analyzes progress and implementation of IOM’s March 2010 report on the Cooperative Group Program.
Sep 07, 2011
ASCO recently released the results of the ASCO Study of Collaborative Practice Arrangements, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Sep 07, 2011
The oncology drug shortage in the United States is at a crisis point. Last year there were over 211 medications in short supply, and those numbers are expected to increase by the end of this year. Since ASCO members first started reporting drug shortages to the organization in the summer of 2010, ASCO has taken a leadership role in crafting...
Sep 07, 2011
In July, ASCO released a policy statementthat outlined specific provisionsof the 2010 Patient Protection andAffordable Care Act that have thepotential to reduce racial and economicdisparities in cancer prevention, diagnosis,and treatment in the United States....
Sep 07, 2011
As both temperatures and tensionaround the federal budget debateclimbed to record highs in mid-summer,ASCO took a strong stand in oppositionto the $3 billion in cuts to Medicarereimbursement for chemotherapydrugs and biologics.
Sep 07, 2011
“When I was told I would lose my fertility, it was devastating. But I don’t think you really grasp it fully because there’s so much going on—you’re trying to beat cancer and you’re fighting for your life. However, as you start to heal and you realize what’s happened, it’s a very hard pill to swallow,” said Tamika Felder, a 10-year cancer survivor...
Sep 07, 2011
With mobile apps from ASCO and Cancer.Net, it is easier than ever for patients to find the latest cancer information and for oncology professionals to stay up-to-date on the resources available for patients.

Download Cancer.Net’s mobile app for patients
Sep 07, 2011
Chair of the Departmentof Gastrointestinal MedicalOncology at the University ofTexas M. D. Anderson CancerCenter and ASCO Board ofDirectors member AC: What led you to oncology?
Dr. Abbruzzese:
I was influenced byone of my biology professors in collegewho gave a lecture on the originof cancer and the discovery of...
Sep 06, 2011
Dear ASCO Members,

I’m pleased to announce that ASCO has just launched a dynamic new resource for policy news and information related to oncology practice: the new ASCO in Action microsite
Aug 04, 2011
At the 2011 ASCO Annual Business Meeting, the membership approved the following name changes to the Society’s member categories to better describe the roles of each oncology professional eligible for membership. In addition, one new category was added.