About ASCO

ASCO ® American Society of Clinical Oncology; Knowledge Conquers Cancer

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (the Society) is committed to the principle that knowledge conquers cancer. Together with the Association for Clinical Oncology, ASCO® represents nearly 50,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality, equitable 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 Conquer Cancer ®, the ASCO 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 was developed and approved by the cancer doctors who are members of ASCO, making Cancer.Net an up-to-date and trusted resource for cancer information. Conquer Cancer (CONQUER.ORG) funds research for every cancer, every patient, everywhere. As ASCO’s foundation, Conquer Cancer accelerates lifesaving research and supports vital educational programs so both doctors and patients have the resources they need.

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The ASCO Mission

Conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality, equitable 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 JCO Oncology Practice (JCO OP), the JCO Global Oncology (JCO GO), 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 Education 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.

JCO Oncology Practice

JCO Oncology Practice publishes peer-reviewed, original research for practicing oncologists making day-to-day decisions regarding clinical and administrative management.

JCO Global Oncology

JCO 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.

About the QOPI® Certification Program

Learn more about the QOPI Certification Program that recognizes excellence in cancer care among medical oncology and hematology/oncology practices. 

Progress Against Cancer

Detailed information about the most significant discoveries in cancer research from clinical trials over the past 40 years.

ASCO Presidential Community Town Halls

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held a series of events in 2018 and early 2019 with local groups across the United States to hear from patients, providers, and the general public about real-world barriers to quality cancer care and talk about ways to provide the best care to every person diagnosed with cancer.