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 22, 2022
ASCO has convened the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Council to help the Society address the specific needs and unique challenges faced by oncology professionals in the region.
Mar 08, 2022
Dr. Jatho, Dr. Kibudde, and Dr. Orem discuss how the basic components of cancer control are inadequate in Uganda, similar to other sub-Saharan African countries, where survival remains lower than in all other low-income countries.
Jan 14, 2022
Dr. Roselle De Guzman reflects on bringing ASCO’s Leadership Development Program to the Asia Pacific region.
Nov 22, 2021
The International Cancer Corps (ICC) is now inviting proposals for participation from medical institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Latin America region. 
Nov 03, 2021
The program will adapt leadership training and experiences to the Asia Pacific context.
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.