Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy.
ASCO furthers its mission through Cancer.Net and its Conquer Cancer Foundation. Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them. All the information and content on Cancer.Net is developed and approved by members of ASCO, making Cancer.Net an up-to-date and trusted resource for cancer information. Conquer Cancer (www.conquer.org) funds research into every facet of cancer to benefit every patient, everywhere. Conquer Cancer helps turn science into a sigh of relief for patients around the world by supporting groundbreaking research and education across cancer’s full continuum.
The ASCO Mission
Conquering cancer though research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.
The ASCO Vision
A world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy.
ASCO's Physician Education
ASCO offers a wide range of educational resources for cancer physicians and other health care professionals in the field of clinical oncology. These resources include scientific meetings, educational conferences, professional workshops, and special symposia on issues of particular relevance and importance to clinical oncologists and researchers.
ASCO publishes numerous journals, books, newsletters, and online and multimedia resources. In addition to producing Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net), ASCO publishes the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP), the Journal of Global Oncology (JGO), the JCO Precision Oncology (JCO PO), and the JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI). ASCO also publishes special curricula to address specific educational needs of cancer professionals. ASCO University welcomes everyone that is involved in cancer patient care, research or oncology practice administration.
ASCO Annual Meeting
The ASCO Annual Meeting is considered the premiere international forum for the presentation of scientific research and state-of-the-art education in clinical oncology. The five-day event attracts 30,000 attendees from around the world. Clinical trial results and updates presented at ASCO's Annual Meeting represent the significant progress made each year in the fight against cancer.
Journal of Clinical Oncology
The Journal of Clinical Oncology is the preeminent, peer-reviewed medical journal on clinical cancer research.
Journal of Oncology Practice
Journal of Oncology Practice publishes peer-reviewed, original research for practicing oncologists making day-to-day decisions regarding clinical and administrative management.
Journal of Global Oncology
The Journal of Global Oncology is an open-access journal focused on cancer care, research, and care delivery issues unique to countries and settings with limited healthcare resources.
JCO Precision Oncology
JCO Precision Oncology is a peer-reviewed, online-only, article-based journal publishing original research, reports, opinions, and reviews that advance the science and practice of precision oncology and define genomics-driven clinical care of patients with cancer.
JCO Clinical Cancer Infomatics
JCO Clinical Cancer Infomatics is an online-only, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal publishing clinically relevant research based on biomedical informatics methods and processes applied to cancer-related data, information, and images.
For more information about ASCO and its many programs and services, visit www.asco.org.
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