About This Award
Launched in 2007 and formerly called the ASCO Statesman Award, 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 upon meeting the necessary FASCO points.
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.
Award Point System Update
The FASCO point system has moved to a 100-point system as of 2017. The current point system provides the opportunity for a cleaner, whole number system which makes it easier to track points, and also allow for better accounting of various levels of volunteer activities under the Volunteer Corps program.
|20||Board of Directors||President, ASCO Board Chair, Conquer Cancer Foundation Chair|
|15||Board of Directors||ASCO Board Members, Conquer Cancer Foundation, CLQ|
|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|
|2||Volunteer Corps||Member (tier 2)*|
|1||Volunteer Corps||Member (tier 1)*|
*Tier 1: Short-term Service - micro-volunteer projects that are 6 months are less
*Tier 2: Longer-term Service – volunteer projects that require longer than a 6-month time commitment
Each year, new Fellows will be conferred the FASCO status upon reaching the 100-point mark, and will be recognized at the Opening Session of the ASCO Annual Meeting. Fellows will be notified in advance of the meeting and are encouraged to attend the ceremony at the Annual Meeting. Once conferred, the fellow status is a lifetime recognition and the 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