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

Dec 21, 2017
Prior to the 1980s, the Iraqi health care system had taken progressive steps to support the field of oncology. Iraq had procured three linear accelerators and established oncology institutes in Baghdad and Mosul, as well as a low dose–rate brachytherapy facility.
Dec 20, 2017
Chibuike Chigbu, MBBS, FWACS, of the University of Nigeria, served as principal investigator for one of the first projects supported by an IIG, “Impact of community health educators on uptake of cervical and breast cancer screening and HPV vaccination in rural southeast Nigeria.”
Dec 20, 2017
Internationally recognized as the pioneer of medical oncology in Mexico, Dr. de la Garza served as the general director of the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología and is a founding member of the Latin American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology and the Mexican Oncology Board.
Oct 24, 2017
Dr. Diah Martina shares her experience delivering palliative care to patients with cancer in Indonesia.
Oct 10, 2017
As part of an initiative announced by ACS, ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society (which have published guidelines on the safe administration of chemotherapy) are now focusing on the provision of training programs for the providers in Africa.
Sep 06, 2017
By Bishal Gyawali, MD Of the many activities ASCO conducts to improve global cancer care, one of the most recent additions is the Virtual Mentors (VM) program. This program pairs a mentee oncologist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a mentor from a high-income country (HIC) and facilitates clinical and/or research...
Aug 31, 2017
Researchers overseeing the first U.S.-based clinical trial of CIMAvax-EGF at Roswell Park discuss the effectiveness of CIMAvax-EGF in non–small cell lung cancer, the results of completed clinical trials in Cuba, and long-term plans for additional testing of the vaccine.
Jul 14, 2017
In honor of the IDEA program’s milestone year, ASCO looks back at the original formation of the award as well as recognizes this year’s IDEA and IDEA-PC recipients
Jul 03, 2017
ASCO Faculty describe their experience as volunteers for ASCO International.​ Read the complete transcript of this interview below the video.
May 10, 2017
Ms. Carmen Borges Jacobs describes how ASCO's International Clinical Trials Workshop is empowering nurses in South America and preparing them to play a significant role in clinical research conducted there.