ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Groups help to connect interested Medical Students with resources and information about careers in oncology. The ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group program is intended for medical student oncology interest groups. 

How To Apply

Currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 program cycle.

Apply Now! ​Visit ASCO's Grants Portal to apply.

To learn more about the application process and its requirements, please reference the Application Guide.

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM EST, August 3, 2018.

We only accept one application per institution and applications should be submitted by the Medical Student Interest Group Leader. To view a list of the current ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group institutions, please reference the 2017-18 CIG Roster.

Questions about becoming an ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group? Please email ASCO Professional Development staff.

Benefits of Becoming an ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group

  • Sponsorship that provides funds for your school's cancer interest group
  • A forum to network with other students interested in oncology
  • Resources to help with career choices
  • Access to mentoring opportunities
  • Opportunity to submit research to the Cancer Interest Group Abstract Forum at the ASCO Annual Meeting

Cancer Interest Group Abstract Forum Details

The Cancer Interest Group (CIG) Abstract Forum is an opportunity for medical student and resident members of the CIG program to present their oncology-related research in an intimate setting at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

The abstract submission period for the 2018 CIG Abstract Forum is closed.

The 2018 CIG Abstract Forum will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 2:30-5:30 PM CST in Room N229 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Attendance is open to all Annual Meeting attendees.