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

Sep 06, 2017
By Bishal Gyawali, MD Of the many activities ASCO conducts to improve global cancer care, one of the most recent additions is the Virtual Mentors (VM) program. This program pairs a mentee oncologist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a mentor from a high-income country (HIC) and facilitates clinical and/or research...
Aug 31, 2017
Researchers overseeing the first U.S.-based clinical trial of CIMAvax-EGF at Roswell Park discuss the effectiveness of CIMAvax-EGF in non–small cell lung cancer, the results of completed clinical trials in Cuba, and long-term plans for additional testing of the vaccine.
Jul 14, 2017
In honor of the IDEA program’s milestone year, ASCO looks back at the original formation of the award as well as recognizes this year’s IDEA and IDEA-PC recipients
Jul 03, 2017
ASCO Faculty describe their experience as volunteers for ASCO International.​ Read the complete transcript of this interview below the video.
May 10, 2017
Ms. Carmen Borges Jacobs describes how ASCO's International Clinical Trials Workshop is empowering nurses in South America and preparing them to play a significant role in clinical research conducted there.
May 10, 2017
AORTIC VP of North America Dr. Nazik Hammad invites you to attend the 11th Biennial Conference of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, to be held November 7-10, 2017, in Kigali, Rwanda.
May 08, 2017
This year’s awards honor 25 recipients, and provide vital opportunities for oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to gain useful experience to improve cancer care in their home countries.
May 08, 2017
Participate in the new Global Health Track sessions at 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Mar 07, 2017
Mary K. Gospodarowicz, MD, and Julie Torode outline the significance of the upcoming cancer resolution and how ASCO members can support its passage.
Mar 02, 2017
Dr. Prakash C. Neupane reflects on his experience directing an ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course in his native country of Nepal.