Society & Member News

From the Society features highlights of ASCO initiatives, including news related to oncology research and clinical practice, policy and advocacy, education, and meetings, and updates on ASCO’s patient-centered site, Cancer.Net, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.

Member News provides updates on ASCO member career news, awards, and recognitions, as well as profiles of ASCO volunteer leaders. If you have news you would like to share, please contact

Jan 30, 2018
In Clinical Cancer Advances 2018: ASCO's Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer, ASCO recognized a type of adoptive cell immunotherapy, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, as the Advance of the Year.
Dec 27, 2017
ASCO and the oncology community mourn the loss of Jimmie Holland, MD, who passed away on December 24, 2017, at age 89. Known as the founder of psycho-oncology, Dr. Holland was The Attending Psychiatrist and Wayne E. Chapman Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center and Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell...
Dec 21, 2017
CancerLinQ LLC and Tempus and Precision HealthAI have entered into an agreement that will accelerate development and delivery of high-quality, de-identified clinical databases for use by CancerLinQ®, its oncologist subscribers, partners, and the broader cancer community.
Dec 21, 2017
Decisions about cancer treatment are personal, and patients need to feel comfortable with their choices, including the choice to participate in a clinical trial. But many people don’t know where to start.
Dec 20, 2017
In fall 2017, ASCO announced the launch of processes for researchers to access ASCO-generated information from CancerLinQ and other ASCO programs.
Dec 20, 2017
Mr. Gavin was known to begin his talks by saying, “I am alive today by the grace of God and because I was part of a cancer research clinical trial.”
Dec 20, 2017
The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA recently released its report on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, which outlines 13 key priority areas for research, as well as metrics designed to be achievable over the next 6 years.
Dec 20, 2017
Debuting this year, “Your Stories: Conquering Cancer” are unscripted conversations between doctors, patients, and caregivers who have been affected by cancer. 
Dec 20, 2017
During its recent Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill, ASCO interviewed three leading cancer researchers and cancer care providers about the importance of federal funding for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the potential impact of a decline in federal funding.
Dec 19, 2017
In the final weeks of 2017, lawmakers are finalizing legislation that could impact access to cancer care and cancer research progress.