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About This Award

Launched in 2007 and formerly called the ASCO Statesman Award, the distinction has been conferred to 282 dedicated volunteers.The FASCO distinction honors members for their extraordinary volunteer service and dedication to ASCO. The award was designed to honor ASCO’s most active volunteer members and to encourage more members to become involved in volunteer activities. FASCO status is conferred to eligible members at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

See List of Prior Recipients

Eligibility

ASCO Members are eligible to become a Fellow if they have accumulated 100 or more points for volunteer service to ASCO. Eligibility is limited to active members of the Society. Points are calculated using a point system.

Points Volunteer Group Position/Role
20 Board of Directors President, ASCO Board Chair, CCF Chair
15 Board of Directors ASCO Board Members, CCF, CLQ
10 Committees Committee Chair
8 Committees Subcommittee Chair
5 Committees Members
10 Editorial Boards Editor-in-Chief — JCO, Cancer.Net
8 Editorial Boards Editor-in-Chief — All other Journals and Publications
5 Editorial Boards Deputy Editor, Associate Editor — Journals, Publications, and Cancer.Net
3 Editorial Boards Specialty Editor, Consultant Editor, Editor — Journals, Publications, and Cancer.Net
2 Editorial Boards Editorial Board Member, Advisory Panelists — Journals, Publications, and Cancer.Net
8 Steering Groups Chair
3 Steering Groups Members
5 Task Forces Chair
2 Task Forces Members
1 Volunteer Corps Members

Award Point System Update
The FASCO point system has moved to a 100-point system. The new point system provides the opportunity for a cleaner, whole number system which makes it easier to track points. The journey to achieving FASCO will remain the same and members will still reach the designation when you would have in the previous point system.

Benefits

Each year, new Fellows will be conferred the FASCO status at the Opening Session of the ASCO Annual Meeting. Fellows will be notified in advance of the meeting and must attend the ceremony to receive this honor. Once conferred, the fellow status is a lifetime recognition. Fellows will receive the following benefits and recognition:

  • Use of the letters F.A.S.C.O. after their name
  • Reduced registration rate on any ASCO Meeting each year
  • Special Annual Meeting ribbon each year
  • Yearly invitation to the President’s Reception at the Annual Meeting
  • Advanced Access to Members Only Housing
  • Name published in appropriate ASCO publications