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

Aug 31, 2016
Dr. Jame Abraham describes his experience mentoring Dr. Mukesh Shanthilal, a breast cancer oncologist in India, through the ASCO Virtual Mentor program, which is part of the Society's International programs.
Aug 24, 2016
Funding from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO enabled Enrique Soto Pérez De Celis, MD, to create the first geriatric oncology clinic in Mexico, and to start his first research project as a principal investigator in geriatric oncology.
Jul 28, 2016
Hoping to contribute her best in the fight against cancer, International Development and Education Award recipient Dr. Narmin Talibova of Azerbaijan focuses on tumor biology, cancer genomics, drug developments, and related areas of medical oncology.
Jun 27, 2016
Dr. Joanne E. Mortimer discusses her experience bringing a Cancer Control in Primary Care course to Ethiopia.
May 09, 2016
Uwemedimbuk Ekanem, MD, MPH, discusses her experience at one of ASCO’s Cancer Control in Primary Care Courses (CCPC) in her home country of Nigeria.
Apr 26, 2016
In 2014, a group of ASCO members served on the Union for International Cancer Control task force advising the World Health Organization (WHO) on their list of essential cancer medicines. In April 2015, the UICC task force achieved the approval of more than 16 additional drugs for this list.
Feb 23, 2016
ASCO President-Elect Dr. Daniel F. Hayes describes the fruitful collaboration between ASCO and CAP over the past decade, and a united commitment to improving cancer care in the future.
Jan 27, 2016
"I was privileged to be part of an ASCO sponsored international Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course, seeking to offer guidance in the cross specialty care of patients with cancer. This program would take me to Harare, Zimbabwe."
Jan 27, 2016
By Doug Pyle, Senior Director, International Affairs On World Cancer Day 2013, ASCO launched ASCO International and a commitment to double its international programs. Three years later, much of what we said we would accomplish has been done, and plans for further expansion are in the works. On this February 4, I would like to take some...
Jan 07, 2016
International Innovation Grants will support research in India, Nepal, Uganda, and the Philippines on the cost of childhood cancer, mobile technology in cervical cancer screening and diagnosis, and doctor-patient dialogue via a paired computerized system and mobile application.