Society History


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

Below, explore highlights of ASCO's past through a series of in-depth articles. You can also experience the history of the Society through video vignettes from the people who believed in ASCO from the beginning and learn more about ASCO's Founders and Past Presidents.

History Article Series