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. To learn more about the application process and its requirements, please reference the Request for Applications

Acceptance is based on complete and timely submission of application materials. We only accept one application per institution. Applications should be submitted by the Medical Student Interest Group Leader and the application period is from May to July of each year.

To view a list of the current Cancer Interest Group institutions, please reference the 2017-18 CIG Roster.

For questions, please email ASCO Professional Development staff.

Benefits of Becoming an ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group

  • Two-year 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
  • Assistance identifying mentors
  • 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.

Attendance at the CIG Abstract Forum is open to all Annual Meeting attendees.

The event will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2:30-5:30pm CST in Room N229 at the McCormick Place Convention Center.