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

Oct 29, 2012
Nadeem R. Abu- Rustum, MD, led a team of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) surgeons that have pioneered a way to eliminate the need for extensive pelvic lymph node removal in most patients undergoing surgery to treat some early-stage gynecologic cancers. The approach employs sentinel lymph node mapping.  
Carlos L....
Oct 29, 2012
It takes a team of skilled providers to deliver high-quality and effective oncology care. The medical knowledge, technology, care demands, regulations, patient volume, and system navigation can be complex and time-consuming. No one provider can do it alone in a...
Oct 29, 2012
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto; Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair, Experimental Therapeutics; Director of Phase I Program, Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Hospital; and ASCO Board of Directors member
Oct 26, 2012
ASCO believes that cancer clinical trials are vital to inform medical decisions and improve cancer care, and that all patients should have the opportunity to participate. To help advance the important work of community-based investigators and research teams, ASCO held its first annual Community Research Forum in September 2012. During the meeting...
Oct 25, 2012
Following NCI’s announcement of six contract awards available through the new National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), ASCO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will host a workshop on the continuing efforts to reorganize the National Clinical Trials Cooperative Groups. “The workshop provides an opportunity for the research community to discuss and...
Sep 20, 2012
Redesigned in the summer of 2012, ASCO University on iTunes U is organized into collections by topic, with new material added each month. Even better, it’s free to download.

Sep 20, 2012
As a fellow, do you use Twitter for educational purposes? Do you follow ASCO University (#ASCOU) on Twitter? If so, have the tweets been helpful/useful/interesting?