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

Jun 22, 2011
In June, ASCO responded to proposed regulations on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in late March. ASCO shared the following recommendations to ensure that the new delivery models established by CMS provide high-quality, high-value care to patients with cancer.
Jun 22, 2011
Since 2009, the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) has required submission of protocols for all randomized phase II and phase III studies in order to help facilitate manuscript review. Because space constraints limit the details that can be included in a published article, the editors recently decided to make the...
Jun 22, 2011
Ahsan M. Basha, MD, joined Riverside Medical Center, where he will practice at Riverside’s newest location—Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services, in Watseka, Illinois. Dr. Basha specializes in medical oncology and hematology. Prior to joining Riverside Medical Center, he was a partner and practiced general medical oncology and hematology at...
Jun 08, 2011
2011 Annual Meeting Highlights (GI, GU, Breast) - June 23
The webinar will summarize key scientific and educational presentations that are most relevant to practicing oncologists from the 2011 Annual...
May 16, 2011
Clinical trials are the key to building a high-value cancer care system, yet clinical trials remain unavailable to most patients with cancer. In ASCO’s physician-oriented video series on conducting clinical trials, experienced physician-investigators talk about their experiences and provide practical advice that can be applied in any clinical...
May 02, 2011
May 2011: The Society mourns the loss of testicular cancer research pioneer Melvin L. Samuels, MD—a member of ASCO since 1965—who died January 23, 2011, at the age of 88.

Derek Raghavan, MD, President of the Levine Cancer Institute, described Dr. Samuels in a letter to ASCO leadership as a “giant in the field” whose work...
May 02, 2011
May 2011: ASCO’s recently launched Cancer.Net Mobile is a free app designed by oncologists to help people with cancer and their caregivers plan and manage cancer treatment and care.
Apr 28, 2011
April 2011: The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides opportunities for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries...
Apr 27, 2011
April 2011: The Conquer Cancer Foundation (formerly The ASCO Cancer Foundation®) has recognized oncology practices around the country for their work in clinical trials and five ASCO State Affiliate societies for programs that enhance cancer care in their communities.