ASCO Formalizes Free Membership for Physicians in Lower-Middle-Income Countries

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Earlier this month, the ASCO Board of Directors took further action to support members in low-income and lower-middle-income countries. In alignment with ASCO’s strategic goal of making a global impact, the Board elected to expand free membership for physicians from lower-middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank.

This expansion of member access adds to ASCO’s extensive existing support of oncology care team members in low-income and lower-middle-income countries going back more than a decade. This support has been through its Conquer Cancer grants and awards including:

Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (GO YIA) provides research funding to early-career investigators to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation of researchers to address global health needs.

International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries and facilitates the sharing of knowledge between these oncologists and members through mentorship.

International Innovation Grant (IIG) provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries.

Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) provides early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a mentor at a host institution in the United States, Canada, or Europe.

Visit the ASCO website to learn more about this member access expansion.

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