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

May 10, 2017
AORTIC VP of North America Dr. Nazik Hammad invites you to attend the 11th Biennial Conference of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, to be held November 7-10, 2017, in Kigali, Rwanda.
May 08, 2017
This year’s awards honor 25 recipients, and provide vital opportunities for oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to gain useful experience to improve cancer care in their home countries.
May 08, 2017
Participate in the new Global Health Track sessions at 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Mar 07, 2017
Mary K. Gospodarowicz, MD, and Julie Torode outline the significance of the upcoming cancer resolution and how ASCO members can support its passage.
Mar 02, 2017
Dr. Prakash C. Neupane reflects on his experience directing an ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course in his native country of Nepal.
Jan 06, 2017
A summary of the major accomplishments of the ASCO International program from 2016.
Oct 31, 2016
Ian F. Tannock MD, PhD, describes the two-day International Clinical Trial Workshops (ICTWs) in Istanbul, for which he served as faculty, along with other ASCO members.
Oct 20, 2016
Dr. Gabriel N. Hortobagyi discusses the work of ASCO's Global Oncology Leadership Task Force, which aims to improve the Society’s service to non-U.S. members and define our identity in the international oncology community.
Oct 07, 2016
The recently published 2016 edition of the ESMO/ASCO Recommendations for a Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology provides a set of common guidelines to offer a global perspective of the clinical training required for physicians to qualify as medical oncologists.
Sep 30, 2016
Two recent Journal of Global Oncology articles highlight the international reach of ASCO's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) and QOPI Certification.