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

Aug 03, 2011
Dr. Kris made approximately six trips to Dulac, Louisiana, between 2006 and 2009, to help families rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2009.
Jul 20, 2011
ASCO member Jay Rhee, MD, reached the semifinals for the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. In the first video , Dr. Rhee discusses with Alex Trebek his experience being interviewed by ASCO...
Jul 18, 2011
ASCO’s primary goals in health informationtechnology are to acceleratethe transfer of new knowledge intoclinical practice; continue improvingthe quality of cancer care, which inturn leads to improved health and economicoutcomes; and help communityand academic practices transition tohealth care delivery in a digital age.Accordingly, this month’s...
Jul 14, 2011
ASCO University released a package of educational materials related to practice highlights presented at the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting. The package includes captured OnDemand: General Oncology 2011 (for which participants can earn continuing medical education credit) and eClinical...
Jul 07, 2011
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology is pleased to announce the 25 recipients of 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium Merit Awards, which recognize researchers' contributions to progress against breast cancer. The Foundation will present $25,000 to the recipients at the Breast Cancer Symposium, September 8-10 in San...
Jun 23, 2011
To demonstrate the value of thenation’s clinical cancer research systemand the urgent need to strengthen andsupport clinical trials, a new ASCO websitehighlights the progress made inclinical cancer research since the signingof the National Cancer Act in 1971.
Jun 23, 2011
Research from the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting received a significant amount of media attention. In particular, studies demonstrating advances in the treatment of melanoma, ovarian, and lung cancers received the most attention, garnering coverage in top national consumer and trade media outlets. The results from a large trial on reducing the risk of...
Jun 23, 2011
In September 2010, the FDA finalized revisions to regulations on safety reporting requirements for investigational new drug and biologic products, acknowledging in...
Jun 23, 2011
The Conquer Cancer Foundation supports the most innovative clinicalcancer research and the best patient care through its Grants and AwardsProgram. The following grants and awards were presented to meritoriousresearchers at the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Jun 23, 2011
The following individuals have been inducted as Chair-Elect of the Committee indicated for 2011-2012, and as Chair and Immediate Past Chair of that Committee in the succeeding years: