Aug 04, 2011
- Full Member (formerly Active & Active-Junior)
- Member in Training (formerly Associate)
- Allied Physician/Doctoral Scientist (formerly Active-Allied)
- Affiliated Health Professional (formerly Affiliate Member)
- International Corresponding or Emeritus (no change)
- New member category: Student/Non-Oncology Resident
Membership Category Descriptions:
Full Member (formerly Active & Active-Junior)
Available to experienced licensed physicians or other health professionals at the doctoral level of any nation who devote a majority of their professional activity to cancer patient care and/or research or education in the biology, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of human cancer.
Discounted dues are available to physicians during the first three years after completion of an approved oncology subspecialty training program and who qualify for Full membership.
Member in Training (formerly Associate)
Available to physicians and other health professionals at the doctoral level who are participating in a subspecialty training program in oncology or another field that would lead to eligibility for Full or Allied Physician/Doctoral Scientist membership.
Allied Physician/Doctoral Scientist (formerly Active-Allied)
Available to health professionals and other health professionals at the doctoral level (e.g., epidemiologists, biostatisticians, public health specialists, nurses, other scientists) or individuals with equivalent academic ranks who are not eligible for Full Membership and who have a predominant interest in the biology, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of human cancer.
Affiliated Health Professional (formerly Affiliate Member)
Available to affiliated health professionals in oncology, including oncology nurses, physician assistants, and other health specialists who are not eligible for Full membership or Allied Physician/Doctoral Scientist membership and who devote a majority of their professional activity to the care and treatment of patients with cancer. Membership shall be limited to those personnel who function as integral members of a team of oncologists responsible for the care of such patients or who engage in the conduct of clinical trials. Also available to individuals who hold leadership positions or have taken a distinguished leadership role in a nationally or internationally recognized not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to cancer patient advocacy or survivorship.
International Corresponding Membership (no change)
Available to experienced licensed physicians who are eligible for Full Membership but who reside in a developing nation or a nation with a low per capita income, as defined by the World Bank List of economies classification low, lower-middle and upper-middle incomes. Those that reside in eligible countries and who meet these requirements have the option of applying for Full membership or International Corresponding membership.
Student/Non-Oncology Resident (new)
Available to medical residents, medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are enrolled in a biomedical, nursing or allied health program, and who have a predominant interest in the biology, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of human cancer.
Visit the ASCO member benefits microsite at benefits.asco.org.
ASCO has more than 30,000 members worldwide, comprised of clinical oncologists from all oncology disciplines and sub-specialties including medical oncology, therapeutic radiology, surgical oncology, pediatric oncology, gynecologic oncology, urologic oncology, and hematology; physicians and health care professionals participating in approved oncology training programs; oncology nurses; and other health care practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology. International members make up 30% of the Society’s total membership and represent more than 100 countries.