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ASCO: A Written History

ASCO was founded in 1964 by a small group of physician members of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). These physicians recognized the need for the creation of a separate Society dedicated to issues unique to clinical oncology.

Explore ASCO's past through this series of in-depth articles on major milestones.

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"ASCO is the world’s largest and arguably most influential oncology organization… a dynamic organization that not only is advancing the frontiers of research, providing outstanding educational opportunities, and defining standards of practice for clinical care, but also influencing public policy."
Anees Chagpar, MD
ASCO Member since 2003