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

Dec 18, 2014
Palliative care efforts are bringing oncology professionals together across national borders and cultural boundaries to implement solutions and improve patient care.
Nov 20, 2014
The Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation together with the American University of Beirut Medical Center and the Municipality of Sidon, South Lebanon, held an awareness event for awareness and survivorship of breast cancer.
Aug 25, 2014
For an up-to-date look at cancer care in China, ASCO Connection spoke with Yi-Long Wu, MD, FACS, the Vice-President of the Guangdong General Hospital and Director of the Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute.
Jun 19, 2014
ASCO may be known as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, but its reach extends far beyond U.S. borders. ASCO welcomed its first international members in 1965—just one year after the Society was founded.
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.