ASCO Publishes First Articles in New Journal of Global Oncology

For immediate release
September 23, 2015


Alise Fisher

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced today the publication of seven articles in its new Journal of Global Oncology (JGO). The first articles for this online-only, open-access journal are now available at

The Journal of Global Oncology was founded to address cancer care, research, and care delivery issues unique to countries and settings with limited health-care resources. It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of all cancer deaths today occur in low- and middle-income countries, and this is forecast to increase to 70 percent by 2030.[1] While some journals publish special issues and sections focused on global oncology, JGO is the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated solely to this area of research.

“I am proud to announce the publication of the first articles accepted to JGO, which highlight significant care issues under challenging circumstances, from oncology treatment to pathology support,” said David Kerr, MD, DSc, founding Editor-in-Chief of JGO. “These articles exemplify the journal’s commitment to providing a peer-review platform for literature that focuses on the care of patients with cancer in low- and middle-income countries.”

The articles published online today in the Journal of Global Oncology are as follows:

Special Articles

A Novel Humanitarian Aid Program, the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP): Lessons Learned from Providing Access to Breakthrough Targeted Oncology Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, et al.

Original Reports

Integration of Palliative Care Into Comprehensive Cancer Care Treatment at MOI Teaching and Referral Hospital in Western Kenya
Kenneth Cornetta, et al.

Concurrent Chemoradiation for Cancer of the Cervix: Results of a Multi-Institutional Study for the Setting of a Developing Country – India
Ambakumar Nandakumar, et al.


Building Bridges for Collective Wisdom
Peter Paul Yu, et al.

Providing Pathology Support in Low-Income Countries
Kenneth A. Fleming, et al.


Launching an Interactive Cancer Projects Map: A Collaborative Approach to Global Cancer Research and Program Development
Ami Bhatt, et al.

Review Articles

Cancer Care in Africa: An Overview of Resources
Daniela Cristina Stefan, et al.

The Journal of Global Oncology is funded through the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Novartis Oncology.

Expanded reach of the journal is made possible through collaboration between ASCO and the Union for International Cancer Control.



[1] Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases: 2010. World Health Organization

About ASCO: 

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With nearly 40,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs and peer-reviewed journals. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation, which funds groundbreaking research and programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of people with cancer. For ASCO information and resources, visit Patient-oriented cancer information is available at Cancer.Net.