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 15, 2020
Dr. Bishal Gyawali and Dr. Monica M. Rivera-Franco, recent recipients of the Global Oncology YIA, discuss their supported projects and how the award is helping them improve cancer care in their home countries.
May 28, 2020
Fulfilling its mission to the global oncology community, ASCO extended a very well-organized series of virtual presentations addressing various aspects of COVID-19 and its impact of cancer care. 
Apr 27, 2020
How is Dr. Dorothy Chilambe Lombe using her International Development & Education Award (IDEA) and Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) to shatter the glass ceiling? 
Mar 10, 2020
Before entering internal medicine residency, Dr. Daniel O’Neil helped implement a program in Uganda to train community health workers to treat patients with chronic diseases right in their villages.
Mar 05, 2020
In September 2019, ASCO partnered with the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO) to hold the first International Palliative Care Workshop in Russia. 
Jan 21, 2020
Register to attend a 1-day workshop on the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) and QOPI Certification Program in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 14.
Jan 16, 2020
In November 2019, ASCO held a series of Quality Training Program workshops in three cities outside the United States to train participants to identify clinical and operational targets for improvement, use process analysis tools, and structure a quality improvement project. 
Jan 14, 2020
Project ECHO is an initiative to expand health care to rural and underserved areas by delivering education to health care workers via tele-education programs.
Jan 14, 2020
Dr. Fredrick Chite Asirwa discusses how his perspective is shaped by experiences in the United States and Kenya. 
Nov 07, 2019
Dr. Maria Teresa Bourlon reflects on a career shaped by ASCO support, international collaboration, and unexpected opportunities.