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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"Precision medicine has begun to transform the lives of many patients with cancer, but its application in clinical practice is enormously complex. ASCO hopes to contribute to and advance the field by providing oncologists with the training, tools, and data they need."
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO Chief Medical Officer