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

Nov 21, 2017
Patricia A. Ganz, MD, FASCO, a medical oncologist and advocate for improving the quality of cancer care from prevention through survivorship, is the 2018 recipient of the Ellen L. Stovall Award and Lecture for Advancement of Cancer Survivorship Care.
Nov 20, 2017
CENTRA’s mission is to conquer cancer by generating, integrating, analyzing, and sharing oncology data to foster innovation in research and patient care.
Nov 20, 2017
Jack worked tirelessly as a patient advocate to improve the quality of life for people living with cancer.
Nov 13, 2017
ASCO and the oncology community mourn the loss of Donald S. Coffey, PhD, FAACR, who passed away on November 9, 2017, at age 85.
Oct 25, 2017
JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI) has added Jeremy B. Shelton, MD, MSHS, to its editorial roster. 
Oct 25, 2017
ASCO Connection interviews ASCO Board of Directors member David Khayat, MD, PhD, FASCO, who shares a personal story about what led him to practice in the field of oncology.
Oct 23, 2017
Clinical trials save lives, so why do so few patients participate? A recent study indicates cost is a major barrier for patients eligible for participation.
Oct 22, 2017
ASCO and Friends of Cancer Research are calling for more inclusive eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials. This recommendation was made in conjunction with the release of a Special Series in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Oct 22, 2017
ASCO has launched the Practice Engagement Program, a concierge service to help practices identify and connect with the Society’s portfolio of tools, programs, and resources that can best support their needs.
Oct 19, 2017
The first three practices in Spain have received Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification through QOPI Certification Program™, LLC (QCP). The accreditations were given on September 8, 2017, at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress in Madrid, Spain.