ASCO International

Approximately 32% of ASCO’s nearly 45,000 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

Apr 22, 2014
2013 LIFe recipient Siraji Obayo, MD, of the Uganda Cancer Institute, shares a closer look at the situation for patients with cancer in Uganda and how the LIFe award is helping him take steps to improve cancer care in his home country.
Feb 26, 2014
During last two decades, there were many problems in Armenia: a devastating earthquake, wars, closed borders, a crashed economy, to name some of the major issues. Of course, these all affected the health care system as well.
Dec 19, 2013
As the Society celebrates its 50th anniversary, numerous milestones demonstrate organization’s longtime commitment to the global exchange of knowledge, building bridges to improve the care of patients with cancer worldwide, and reducing disparities in patient outcomes.
Oct 29, 2013
Monica Malik, MD, DNB, of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, in Hyderabad, India, has participated in both IDEA and LDP and discusses her experiences with ASCO Connection.
Oct 28, 2013
The word “American” may be the first word in ASCO, but the Society does not end there. Approximately one-third of ASCO’s more than 30,000 members reside outside the United States. These international members represent a global community of cancer care providers and researchers in more than 100 countries. Over one-half of ASCO Annual Meeting...
Aug 27, 2013
Oncology professionals interested in volunteering through the International Cancer Corps (ICC; now have the opportunity to visit sites in Bhutan, Costa Rica, and Paraguay, in addition to the program’s established sites in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Hue, Vietnam.    
Jun 25, 2013
Iran has a population of 75 million—a large portion of which is under age 30. Cancer is the third most common cause of death after coronary heart disease and road traffic accidents, and in recent decades, the mortality of cancer has increased.
Apr 17, 2013
ASCO International, in collaboration with other organizations, offers Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses (MCMC) to improve cancer care globally through the promotion of interdisciplinary cancer management. This past January, ASCO collaborated with AMPATH to conduct workshops in Eldoret, Kenya. In the following interview, MCMC course...
Feb 26, 2013
ASCO has taken deliberate steps to help to bridge the gap in health equity among different racial and economic groups in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, regardless of geography. The Society is now a global community of cancer care providers in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Feb 26, 2013
ASCO members will see a significant expansion of the Society’s international programs and engagement with medical professionals around the world beginning in 2013, an effort led by the International Affairs Committee.