The ASCOCancer Interest Group (CIG) program seeks to support medical students interested in oncology by connecting oncology interest groups with tailored resources and information about careers in oncology and cancer care. 

How To Apply

Applications for the program are currently closed.​ 

To view a list of the current ASCO Cancer Interest Groups, please reference the 2018-2019 Roster.

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

Benefits of Becoming an ASCO Cancer Interest Group

  • Sponsorship that provides funds for your school's cancer interest group
  • A specialized forum to network with other students interested in oncology
  • Resources to help with career choices
  • Access to mentoring opportunities
  • Opportunity to submit oncology-related research for possible oral or poster presentation at the CIG Abstract Forum at the ASCO Annual Meeting

CIG Abstract Forum 

We are currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 CIG Abstract Forum, which will take place at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

The CIG Abstract Forum provides the opportunity for CIG members to develop their presentation skills, receive valuable feedback on their oncology-related research, and network with peers as well as oncologists. 

Eligibility: All medical student or resident members of a current ASCO Cancer Interest Group are eligible to submit oncology-related research abstracts.

Submission Process: Please review the Submission Guidelines for details and instructions. To be considered for possible oral or poster presentation at the 2019 CIG Abstract Forum, please submit your abstract by the deadline, 11:59 PM EST February 4, 2019.

To view a list of previously accepted abstracts, please reference the 2018 CIG Abstract Forum Program.