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

Jul 14, 2015
Dr. Herman A. Perroud and Dr. Gabriel N. Hortobagyi share their perspectives as an International Development and Education Award mentee and mentor, respectively.
Jun 25, 2015
Nilufer Jasmine Selimah Fauzee, MBBS, MD, discusses the state of cancer care in the Republic of Mauritius and goals for the upcoming MCMC workshop.
Apr 26, 2015
It has been two years since ASCO launched ASCO International, a portfolio of integrated programs to advance oncology around the world. In that time, several new programs have been launched and existing programs expanded in significant ways.
Mar 20, 2015
Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses offered by ASCO International, in collaboration with other organizations, improve cancer care globally through the promotion of interdisciplinary cancer management.
Mar 04, 2015
In April 2015, Georgia will host ASCO International’s new Cancer Control in Primary Care Course. The course provides primary health care providers with practical knowledge about oncology that can be incorporated into their daily practice.
Feb 24, 2015
ASCO International's newest course helps bring primary health care doctors and nurses into the overall cancer care team. ASCO Connection speaks to Prince John, MBBS, MPAC, about the course and how it will help evolve cancer care in the region.
Dec 18, 2014
Palliative care efforts are bringing oncology professionals together across national borders and cultural boundaries to implement solutions and improve patient care.
Nov 20, 2014
The Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation together with the American University of Beirut Medical Center and the Municipality of Sidon, South Lebanon, held an awareness event for awareness and survivorship of breast cancer.
Aug 25, 2014
For an up-to-date look at cancer care in China, ASCO Connection spoke with Yi-Long Wu, MD, FACS, the Vice-President of the Guangdong General Hospital and Director of the Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute.
Jun 19, 2014
ASCO may be known as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, but its reach extends far beyond U.S. borders. ASCO welcomed its first international members in 1965—just one year after the Society was founded.