ASCO International

Approximately 32% of ASCO’s more than 40,000 members reside outside the United States, representing a global community of cancer care providers. ASCO International connects these members, organizations, and countries through a large and expanding portfolio of international oncology workshops and award opportunities.

The ultimate goal of ASCO International is to optimize care for every patient with cancer in the world. To achieve this goal, ASCO counts on its volunteers to coordinate activities, serve as mentors, and travel worldwide to teach courses on such topics as palliative care, clinical trials, and multidisciplinary cancer management. The following articles capture the stories of volunteers and ASCO International’s efforts around the globe. To get involved or to write an article, contact international@asco.org.

Mar 27, 2019
The 1st Oncology Quality Care Symposium will be held in Madrid, Spain, from November 15-16, 2019.
Mar 05, 2019
Improving access to cancer risk assessment and genetic testing can be a challenge, but international collaboration is a potential solution, as demonstrated by Dr. Yanin Chávarri-Guerra and Ms. Charité Ricker.
Jan 04, 2019
The conference focused on two primary cancer types, breast and head and neck cancer, as well as a session on palliative care. Additional activities included an ONS-led oncology nursing training course along with a tour of the state-of-the-art research and clinical facilities.
Oct 16, 2018
As a child, Dr. Anees B. Chagpar asked Santa for world peace. As a volunteer with ASCO International, she explains how ASCO is doing its part to help foster access to quality cancer care worldwide.
Oct 16, 2018
My experiences inspired my journey to the United States with only one goal in mind—to be an oncologist and improve cancer care in my home country.
Sep 10, 2018
Dr. Chikashi Ishioka and Dr. Daniel F. Hayes report on the first JSMO/ASCO Young Oncologists Workshop, held in Tokyo in February 2018.
Sep 10, 2018
Other than navigating the nuances of immigration—such as acquiring a Social Security number, getting a bank account,  challenges due to the lack of an established credit history, and more—IMGs face unique cultural hurdles as they start residency training.
Sep 07, 2018
Certainly, time management, adaptability, and resiliency were the first few valuable lessons that we learned from LDP.
Jul 17, 2018
In 2013, Dr. Maria Teresa Bourlon received an IDEA to further her education in clinical care and research in genitourinary cancers. Two years later, her sister Dr. Christianne Bourlon followed in her footsteps. 
Apr 24, 2018
C/Can 2025 is a multisectoral initiative supporting cities to take the lead in the design, planning, and implementation of cancer treatment solutions.

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