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

May 19, 2017
The Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) has recognized Dr. Schilsky with the distinction of Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials (FSCT),  to honor its members who have made significant advancements to clinical trials.
May 17, 2017
CCF is proud to recognize the recipients of its 2017 CCF Merit Awards and its Diversity Awards, which include the Medical Student Rotation Award for Underrepresented Populations and the Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations.
May 11, 2017
ASCO and the oncology community are deeply saddened by the loss of Robert L. Comis, MD, FASCO, who passed away on May 10, 2017. Dr. Comis was a powerful voice in support of clinical trials, cooperative group research, and patient advocacy throughout his career.
May 08, 2017
Dr. Gilberto de Lima Lopes Jr. began his term as JGO editor in chief in February; Dr. Bishal Gyawali and Dr. Oluwole Babatunde were selected by the publication for 2017 editorial fellowships.
May 08, 2017
The ASCO Research Community Forum Annual Meeting is at the forefront of the work of the ASCO Research Community Forum, which was established in 2010 to support clinical research in community-based settings.
May 05, 2017
Dr. Mukherjee, the author of The Emperor of All Maladies, will deliver a guest lecture during the meeting's Opening Session on Saturday, June 3.
May 04, 2017
Lace Up to Conquer Cancer The ASCO Annual Meeting involves a lot of walking—wear comfortable shoes and show your support for cancer research by participating in the CCF Laces campaign. Make a donation to CCF when you register for the 2017 Annual Meeting, and you will receive a pair of orange CCF shoelaces to wear with your own sneakers. Laces can...
May 04, 2017
Yutaka Niihara, MD, MPH, joined the Generex Biotechnology Corporation’s Board of Directors as its executive chair. Alessandro Riva, MD, joined Gilead Sciences, Inc. as senior vice president, Hematology and Oncology Therapeutic Area Head. Dr. Riva joins Gilead from Novartis Oncology, where he served as head of...
May 04, 2017
In each course, experienced faculty involved in clinical research share their experience and help learners develop necessary skills to succeed as clinical investigators, from designing and developing research protocols to reporting and interpreting results.
Apr 26, 2017
CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of ASCO, and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have announced the formation of the CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Program.