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

Mar 10, 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 coming to Riverside Medical Center, he was a partner and practiced general medical oncology and hematology at...
Feb 15, 2011
February 2011: Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Cancer Center and longtime ASCO member Gary Kruh, MD, PhD, died on January 5 from a traumatic brain injury. He was 59.

As a clinician, Kruh specialized in the treatment of lung cancer patients. His research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that...
Jan 20, 2011
With the launch of the online ASCO Tumor Board module on Pancreatic Cancer on ASCO University®, a new alliance has been forged between frontline organizations in the oncology community.
Jan 11, 2011
January 2011: The following individuals recently started their terms as Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) editors:
Jan 05, 2011
ASCO, Conquer Cancer Foundation, and LIVESTRONG collaborate on new e-learning tools 
Jan 04, 2011
January 2011: At the National Cancer Policy Summit in October 2010, ASCO Chief Executive Officer Allen S. Lichter, MD, reported on ASCO’s ongoing efforts to improve cancer care. During his presentation at the summit, convened by the Institute of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF), Dr.
Jan 04, 2011
January 2011: Clinical trials have the potential to produce definitive data that facilitates practice-changing treatments for patients with cancer. Without patient-centered trials, the cancer research enterprise cannot sustain progress. For more than a decade, ASCO has made increasing participation in clinical trials a top priority.

Jan 04, 2011
Alan Hilary Calvert, MD, of the University College London Partners, United Kingdom, received the 2010 European Society for Medical Oncology Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in introducing carboplatin as a major anticancer agent for patients with ovarian cancer, and for his role in the development of antifolates (raltitrexed and...
Jan 04, 2011
January 2011 issue: Every human being knows what it feels like to be afraid. But when wearing the metaphoric white coat and stethoscope, oncologists have a responsibility to manage their fears by weighing options and basing decisions on rational thought. Outside of that realm, however, ASCO member Kathy Miller, MD, prefers to embrace her...
Jan 04, 2011
January 2011: Welcome to Last Page, a new column designed to introduce you each quarter to one of ASCO’s many volunteers in nine simple questions.

AC: What led you to oncology?