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

Jan 12, 2021
Dr. Julia Jenkins volunteered with the International Cancer Corps to support palliative care providers in the Thimphu Valley, Bhutan.
Jan 12, 2021
In 2019, ASCO launched an Asia Pacific Regional Council, a group of distinguished oncology leaders from countries in the Asia Pacific region who advise ASCO on the needs of members in the region and facilitate and encourage member involvement in ASCO’s global activities.
Dec 03, 2020
Leading up to the first-ever Best of ASCO Africa 2020 Virtual meeting, to be held on December 11-12, organizer Dr. Kenneth D. Miller discusses the upcoming program, and shares his personal experience supporting cancer education and research in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Ghana.
Nov 16, 2020
The recommendations cover four categories: global oncology training; global oncology research and practice; global oncology career paths and professional development; and overall global oncology.
Aug 07, 2020
Hear from your colleagues on how COVID-19 has impacted them and cancer care in their respective countries.
Aug 04, 2020
Dr. Marina Chernykh has been on the front lines of COVID-19 as both a health care provider and a patient. She discusses her experience and how she kept cancer care moving forward during the pandemic.
Jul 22, 2020
"ASCO’s QOPI Certification is a commitment to the best oncology practice in the world," said Dr. Marcia Menezes of Grupo Oncoclínicas.
Jul 15, 2020
Dr. Bishal Gyawali and Dr. Monica M. Rivera-Franco, recent recipients of the Global Oncology YIA, discuss their supported projects and how the award is helping them improve cancer care in their home countries.
May 28, 2020
Fulfilling its mission to the global oncology community, ASCO extended a very well-organized series of virtual presentations addressing various aspects of COVID-19 and its impact of cancer care. 
Apr 27, 2020
How is Dr. Dorothy Chilambe Lombe using her International Development & Education Award (IDEA) and Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) to shatter the glass ceiling?