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

Mar 02, 2017
Provost and chief scientific officer for City of Hope; member of City of Hopes Executive Team; director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center; Irell & Manella Cancer Center Directors Distinguished Chair; director of Beckman Research Institute and the Irell & Manella...
Mar 02, 2017
The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO), an active and engaged ASCO State/Regional Affiliate, is celebrating 40 years as a membership-based state society. FLASCO is committed to improving patient care in Florida by fostering access to quality cancer care, assisting cancer practitioners in providing cost-effective quality care, acting as...
Mar 02, 2017
After a cancer diagnosis, many patients and caregivers find that becoming a patient advocate can be a positive and empowering way to give back. Advocates share their stories in the “Voices on Cancer” series on the Cancer.Net Blog. Below are highlights from these heartfelt posts
Mar 02, 2017
CancerLinQ Discovery will provide highly curated, de-identified sets of clinical data with the objective of creating new clinical knowledge and improving patient outcomes.
Mar 02, 2017
Editor in Chief Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, FASCO, provides an in-depth description of the Journal of Clinical Oncology’s recent initiatives and accomplishments.
Mar 02, 2017
In December 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, landmark legislation designed to improve and accelerate the pace of biomedical research in the United States.
Mar 01, 2017
This is the fourth article in a five-part series that will provide an overview of ASCO’s history and mission and how its innovative big data platform, CancerLinQ®, is supporting and furthering the Society’s objectives.
Feb 22, 2017
The third article in our CancerLinQ series describes the creation of the platform and its fruitful partnership with technology company SAP.
Feb 16, 2017
Two of the leading providers of clinical practice guidelines in oncology aim to rapidly support improved quality of care for the growing number of patients receiving immunotherapy treatment for cancer.
Feb 15, 2017
The second article in our CancerLinQ series explores how ASCO's big data initiative is built on a solid foundation of successful quality improvement programs.