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 05, 2011
January 2011 issue: The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2010 World Cancer Congress, held in China on August 18-21, consisted of a panel of 360 speakers who presented on issues linked to UICC’s World Cancer Declaration.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: Chile has become one of the most stable democratic nations in the region. However, despite significant economic growth that has reduced poverty rates by half, the annual estimated incidence of cancer is still 240 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Aug 10, 2010
August 2010: We’ve all seen the news coverage of the war-torn nation of Iraq. You would never know that this country — a historically prosperous, well-civilized country with a rich, ancient heritage — was once making its way to the forefront of oncology care. And although Iraqis are currently facing a vast array of problems — security is...
Jun 21, 2010
July 2010 Issue: Clement A. Adebamowo, MD, ScD, of the Institute of Human Virology in Abuja, Nigeria, and the Institute of Human Virology in Baltimore, Maryland, is the first person from a World Bank–defined lower-middle-income country to serve as ASCO’s International Affairs Committee (IAC) Chair. Before Dr. Adebamowo accepted this...