American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Clinical Oncology

From its inception in 1964 to its present acclaim, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With 325+ staff and numerous enduring programs, ASCO’s membership includes over 35,000 medical professionals worldwide. ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking organization with opportunities for professional development. Apply now to become part of our family and enjoy the rewards of supporting the fight against cancer.

Who We Are:

ASCO's 35,000+ members set the standard for patient care worldwide, and lead the fight for more effective cancer treatments, increased funding for clinical research, and, ultimately, cures for the many different cancers that strike millions of people around the world every year. ASCO's charitable mission has long been upheld with its continued support of cancer research, particularly in patient-focused clinical research.

Our Mission:

IMPROVING cancer care and prevention;
ADVANCING the education of physicians and other professional in the care of patients with cancer and supporting research and the development of clinical cancer researchers;
FOSTERING communication among cancer-related medical subspecialties and the exchange of a wide range of ideas related to cancer, including its biology, prevention, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and psychosocial impact;
ADVOCATING public policy that ensures patient access to high-quality cancer care and that supports increased clinical cancer research;
ASSISTING oncologists in addressing the challenges of the modern day practice of oncology.
Services and Programs:

ASCO offers a wide variety of services and programs that provide much needed support to both oncologist and patients. For healthcare professionals, ASCO offers many educational programs as a benefit to our members. These programs provide professionals with continuing medical education (CME) credits that are certified for AMA category 1 credit. ASCO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for healthcare professionals. ASCO also publishes numerous journals, books, newsletters, and online and multimedia resources. The Journal of Clinical Oncology is ASCO's preeminent, peer-reviewed, biomedical journal in clinical oncology. One of the countless reasons ASCO has enjoyed such tremendous success can be attributed to our award winning family of websites Cancer.Net, ASCO's Homepage, The Journal of Clinical Oncology. The Annual Meeting, which attracts more than 28,000 cancer specialists from around the world, is considered the premier event for the presentation of scientific research in clinical oncology.

ASCO offers its employees an excellent benefit package that includes:

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Discount Program
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Accounts
Long Term and Short Term Disability
Life Insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid On-site Parking or subsidized Metro Benefits up to $130 per month
Business Casual Dress
Friday Casual Day
Competitive Salary
Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) in which paid time off is unlimited as long as the employee meets his or her work results
12 paid holidays on which the ASCO office is closed for business
13 days of leave for extended medical absences
Education Support Program
Opportunities for Professional Development

Q: What is the work environment like at ASCO?  A: It's collegial and professional. There's a strong focus on partnering with our colleagues, often across departments, to ensure we fully utilize the resources and expertise we have available to achieve the common end goal. Our physician members demand a high level of professionalism and quality. That's what we strive for, and we do it together.

Q: What kind of benefits does ASCO offer?  A: ASCO offers a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as a 401(k) Plan and an Employee Assistance Program. We also offer free on-site parking or subsidized metro benefits up to a maximum of $130 per month. There is also a commitment to professional development that includes education support and opportunities to attend onsite and offsite learning workshops.

Q: What makes ASCO different from other associations?  A: It seems to be the high level of connection and commitment to the Society's mission. The reality is that cancer has touched so many, many lives that almost all the employees have been impacted in some way or another. Some are cancer survivors; others have experienced the challenge of the disease through family members or friends. The desire to play a part in influencing patient care to make it better for the next patient and family is a motivating force amongst the staff.

Q: Which web site will tell me more about the actual work that ASCO staff do?  A: We have several web sites including that is designed for reading by cancer patients and their families and friends. However, the main web site, includes the mission statement, information about the association's 13 departments, and the work of the Society.

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