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

Oct 26, 2021
Deciding whether to stay in the United States after concluding his medical training was an agonizing decision for Dr. Zaid Abdel-Rahman and his family.
Oct 26, 2021
Through its involvement with the International Cancer Corps, Sarawak General Hospital aims to improve its hospice and palliative care programs.
Oct 13, 2021
ASCO and the Korean Society of Medical Oncology held their third Joint Symposium in September 2021, with discussions on next-generation sequencing and clinical trial designs, precision medicine, and palliative care. 
May 28, 2021
The program combines virtual and in-person training sessions to help build leadership skills in managing teams, resolving conflict, coaching, communicating effectively with others, effectively presenting information, participating in and leading advocacy efforts, and more.
May 14, 2021
Dr. Ami S. Bhatt and Franklin W. Huang recognized the immense need for cancer care and research in the hardest-hit countries, which lacked the resources to care for patients with cancer. This need grew into the launch of their nonprofit organization, Global Oncology. 
Apr 06, 2021
Council members will serve as voices for their respective countries, facilitate engagement in ASCO’s global programs, and work with Society leadership and staff to tailor ASCO programs to best support members in the region.
Mar 09, 2021
As with everything else in 2020, the IDEA experience did not proceed in the typical fashion this year, and ASCO’s International Affairs team had to quickly create a virtual curriculum that would offer the same level of valuable learning and mentorship that would normally occur.
Feb 26, 2021
The course was aimed at addressing the significant inequity in the cervical cancer burden between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries.
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.