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 29, 2012
2013 ASCO Annual Meeting May 31-June 4, 2013; Chicago, Illinois;

Member Registration and Housing Opens: Late October
General Registration and Housing Opens: Early December
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Aug 29, 2012
As part of its ongoing commitment to help clinicians bring the latest research into daily practice, the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) has begun offering video instruction online. The videos are used to illustrate important medical procedures relevant to select...
Aug 29, 2012
Professor of Internal Medicine,Stuart B. Padnos Professor in Breast Cancer, and Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as2011-2014 ASCO Board of Directors member AC: What led you to oncology?
Aug 29, 2012
In the months following the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting, Cancer.Net has provided a series of “Research Round Up” podcasts to help patients understand the newest research on cancer. In each recording, one of ASCO’s experts provides the latest information on treatment and care for specific disease...
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...