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 06, 2017
A summary of the major accomplishments of the ASCO International program from 2016.
Oct 31, 2016
Ian F. Tannock MD, PhD, describes the two-day International Clinical Trial Workshops (ICTWs) in Istanbul, for which he served as faculty, along with other ASCO members.
Oct 20, 2016
Dr. Gabriel N. Hortobagyi discusses the work of ASCO's Global Oncology Leadership Task Force, which aims to improve the Society’s service to non-U.S. members and define our identity in the international oncology community.
Oct 07, 2016
The recently published 2016 edition of the ESMO/ASCO Recommendations for a Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology provides a set of common guidelines to offer a global perspective of the clinical training required for physicians to qualify as medical oncologists.
Sep 30, 2016
Two recent Journal of Global Oncology articles highlight the international reach of ASCO's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) and QOPI Certification.
Aug 31, 2016
Dr. Jame Abraham describes his experience mentoring Dr. Mukesh Shanthilal, a breast cancer oncologist in India, through the ASCO Virtual Mentor program, which is part of the Society's International programs.
Aug 24, 2016
Funding from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO enabled Enrique Soto Pérez De Celis, MD, to create the first geriatric oncology clinic in Mexico, and to start his first research project as a principal investigator in geriatric oncology.
Jul 28, 2016
Hoping to contribute her best in the fight against cancer, International Development and Education Award recipient Dr. Narmin Talibova of Azerbaijan focuses on tumor biology, cancer genomics, drug developments, and related areas of medical oncology.
Jun 27, 2016
Dr. Joanne E. Mortimer discusses her experience bringing a Cancer Control in Primary Care course to Ethiopia.
May 09, 2016
Uwemedimbuk Ekanem, MD, MPH, discusses her experience at one of ASCO’s Cancer Control in Primary Care Courses (CCPC) in her home country of Nigeria.