International Education

ASCO’s members practice in more than 100 countries, representing the world’s largest collection of expertise in cancer treatment.  The Conquer Cancer Foundation supports ASCO’s international cancer education programs, which tap into the global network of members to provide clinicians around the world with cancer information, knowledge, and training that can help them achieve better care for their patients.

Advanced Cancer Courses - These courses provide training for experienced oncologists. Topics include prevention, geriatric oncology, genetics, symptom management, clinical research, and palliative and end-of-life care

International Development and Education Award - This award provides early-career oncologists in developing countries with an ASCO member mentor, covers the costs of attending the ASCO Annual Meeting and visiting a cancer center in the United States or Canada, and provides three years of ASCO membership.

International Innovation Grant - This grant provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries.

Long-term International Fellowship - This international fellowship funds a one-to-two year fellowship opportunity for early-career oncologists from developing countries to deepen their relationship with an existing mentor in the United States or Canada.

International Cancer Corps - This group gives ASCO’s member oncologists an opportunity to support cancer care medical centers in developing countries, share their medical expertise, and build long-term, supportive relationships with the doctors who provide cancer care in these countries.

Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses - Theses courses improve cancer care globally through the promotion of interdisciplinary cancer management. The course provides fundamental training for physicians in countries where patients with cancer are frequently treated by non-specialists.