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

Aug 07, 2012
In July, ASCO was awarded “Accreditation with Commendation” (the highest level achievable) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Fewer than 25% of CME providers carry the “Commendation” status distinction, which signifies an organization that develops CME activities that meet the highest standards of educational...
Jul 20, 2012
In response to feedback from ASCO volunteers, the ASCO University website was recently redesigned, both in look and functionality, to make it more streamlined and to allow for easier navigation through the extensive catalog of content.
Jul 19, 2012
By JOP Editor-in-Chief John V. Cox, DO, MBA
Jul 02, 2012
A study stemming from ASCO’s QOPI® initiative and published in the April 2012 issue of Health Affairs showed that a group of oncology practices from across Michigan largely adhere to standard treatment guidelines for common cancers but had gaps in managing end-of-life care. Past ASCO President Douglas W. Blayney, MD, served as the study’s lead...
Jul 02, 2012
Best of ASCO®Missed the ASCO Annual Meeting? Let Best of ASCO® Bring It to You
The 2012 Best of ASCO® Meetings cover the latest scientific advances in oncology from the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting. Take advantage of the intimate meeting size to network with peers and interact with world-class faculty in a city near you....
Jul 02, 2012
ASCO University Offers New Mobile Learning Activities through iTunesUASCO University® is now offering an engaging new mobile learning platform on iTunes University (iTunesU). The mobile format is designed to provide educational activities to those who...
Jul 02, 2012
Medical Director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Administrative Director of the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research; Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University; and ASCO Board of Directors member
Jul 02, 2012
Since 2010, the Conquer Cancer Foundationhas flourished under the leadershipof Board of Directors Chair MartinJ. Murphy, DMedSc, PhD, of AlphaMedConsulting, Inc. In the following interview,Dr. Murphy reflects on the twoand a half years of his tenure thusfar and discusses what...
Jul 01, 2012
July 2012: TheConquer Cancer Foundation presented more than $5 million in grants andawards to more than 200 promising oncology researchers at the 2012 ASCOAnnual Meeting. The Conquer Cancer Foundation and ASCO congratulate the2012 grant and award recipients on their contributions to the field ofoncology and offer their profound thanks to all the...
Jul 01, 2012
 Representatives from each of the 2012 CTPA sites accept their award at the ASCO Annual Meeting. (Left to right) Altru Cancer Center of Altru Health System, Billings Clinic; Derrick L.