The ASCO-Sponsored Cancer 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-Sponsored Cancer Interest Groups, please reference the 2018-2019 Roster.

Questions about becoming an ASCO-Sponsored 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 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 

The CIG Abstract Forum is an annual event at the ASCO Annual Meeting that 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. 

All members of a currently ASCO-Sponsored CIG are eligible to submit oncology-related research for possible oral or poster presentation. 

The call for abstracts for the 2019 CIG Abstract Forum will be announced in late 2018. 

The 2019 CIG Abstract Forum will take place at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. While participation as a presenter in the CIG Abstract Forum is open to CIG members only, attendance is open to all ASCO Annual Meeting attendees.