American Society of Clinical Oncology
Established in 1964
Mission Statement: The American Society of Clinical Oncology is committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.
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Impacts & Achievements:
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- During the 2016 Annual ASCO Meeting, there were more than 31,900 professional attendees, representing 149 countries.
- ASCO launched its first-ever clinical trial, the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) Study, in March of 2016 and already has achieved significant patient enrollment.
- ASCO worked closely with former Vice President Joe Biden on the national Cancer Moonshot Initiative and was honored to welcome him to address the world’s cancer care and research leaders during the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.
- ASCO announced the creation of ASCO COME HOME, an oncology medical home program designed to assist our members in independent community practice.
- ASCO launched two new journals: JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics and JCO Precision Oncology.
How ASCO is making a difference
Practice and Guidelines
The Society promotes quality, value, and accountability in cancer care. This is done in order to enhance the Society’s longstanding goal of improving the quality of care in the field of oncology.
Training and Education
ASCO supports the education of oncology professionals by providing high-caliber scientific meetings, symposia, and workshops, as well as CME and MOC opportunities.
Advocacy and Policy
ASCO advocates for increased federal funding for research, greater health care access, value in cancer care, and payment reform