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

Feb 23, 2012
Oncologists and oncology health care professionals may not always have a wealth of expertise when it comes to managing the business aspects of care delivery. Although one of the core competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is “systems-based practice,” it is often difficult to find quality education that...
Feb 23, 2012
The Society recently released Clinical Cancer Advances 2011: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer, an independent review of the advances in cancer research that have had the greatest impact...
Feb 21, 2012
Soumit K. Basu, MD, PhD, joined the Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program at the West Virginia University (WVU) Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Before joining WVU, Dr. Basu was acting instructor in the Division of Hematology at the University of Washington Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  
Feb 21, 2012
Less than two years after launching the first national program to help oncology practices deliver the highest quality of cancer care, ASCO and its affiliate, the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program (QCP), announced that more than 100 practices have achieved QOPI...
Feb 21, 2012
In December 2011, the Conquer Cancer Foundation announced the appointment and reappointment of several members to its Board of Directors.Martin J. Murphy, Jr., PhD, DMedSc, was reappointed to the Board for a three-year term, and he was also re-elected to lead the Foundation as its Chair in 2012. The following individuals were reappointed for a...
Feb 21, 2012
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO offers a variety of programs at the Annual Meeting for attendees, grant and award recipients, and donors.
Feb 07, 2012
Heine H. Hansen, MD, PhD, FRCP—whose name is synonymous with the development of medical oncology as a specialty in Europe and who was an ASCO member for nearly 40 years—passed away on September 16, 2011.

Jan 24, 2012
A new study published online today in the Journal of Oncology Practice examines practices, barriers and research opportunities related to the needs of cancer survivors being treated in integrated health care systems.  Study authors found that while health care providers are aware of the challenges and needs facing survivors, many were not...
Jan 23, 2012
The Society is pleased to announce it has won honorable mention in the 2011 Strategic Video Awards for two ASCO-TV productions: one on ASCO’s QOPI Certification Program (Marketing Category) and one on Conquer Cancer Foundation grant recipient...
Jan 10, 2012
Anna Deavere Smith’s popular play—Let Me Down Easy—which will premiere on the PBS series Great Performances on January 13, explores the American health care system through characterizations of patients and physicians, including ASCO member and Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine Philip A. Pizzo, MD. After the...