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

Feb 09, 2012
According to the Cancer Incidence and Survival Report 2007 by the Saudi Cancer Registry, 12,309 cancer cases were diagnosed in Saudi Arabia in 2007 (Saudi Arabia’s population at the time was approximately 17 million).
Dec 21, 2011
As a result of the United Nations High-level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases a Political Declaration was unanimously adopted as a demonstration of commitment by countries around the world to reverse the epidemic of cancer and other NCDs.
Sep 12, 2011
Oncology professionals interested in volunteering through the International Cancer Corps now have the opportunity to visit sites in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Hue, Vietnam, in addition to the program’s inaugural site in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Jun 02, 2011
The ESMO/ASCO Recommendations for a Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology are a set of guidelines, with a global perspective, for the clinical training required for physicians to qualify as medical oncologists.
Apr 11, 2011
April 2011: The catastrophic 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, further reiterated to the world that forces of nature can be unpredictable and disastrous.
Mar 28, 2011
Clinical research in Central and Eastern Europe has a long-standing tradition. In 1988, the Central and Eastern European Oncology Group was established. Within this group, 12 member states with more than 30 research centers cooperated on clinical research.
Mar 07, 2011
March 2011: January 2011 was meant to be remembered as a time in oncology when medical professionals traveled to Cairo, Egypt, to discuss the latest advances in cancer clinical trials, cancer treatment, and patient care.
Jan 05, 2011
January 2011 issue: The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2010 World Cancer Congress, held in China on August 18-21, consisted of a panel of 360 speakers who presented on issues linked to UICC’s World Cancer Declaration.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: Chile has become one of the most stable democratic nations in the region. However, despite significant economic growth that has reduced poverty rates by half, the annual estimated incidence of cancer is still 240 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Aug 10, 2010
August 2010: We’ve all seen the news coverage of the war-torn nation of Iraq. You would never know that this country — a historically prosperous, well-civilized country with a rich, ancient heritage — was once making its way to the forefront of oncology care. And although Iraqis are currently facing a vast array of problems — security is...