Benefits

Although the success of ASCO hinges on the support and participation of its volunteer members, volunteers also benefit from their ongoing relationship with the Society. By volunteering at ASCO, members can get knowledge of new initiatives, expand their personal network and help guide ASCO into the future.

More specifically, serving on committees and volunteer groups offers members:

  • An opportunity to contribute skills and expertise generated through a career of experience.  
  • The opportunity to take on a new challenge and frame all aspects of the work of the Society.
  • Earn points through continued service toward the FACO distinction.

And the newly formed ASCO Volunteer Corps will offer members:         

  • Meaningful and rewarding opportunities
  • Short-term and virtual assignments
  • Flexible time commitments

FASCO Distinction

Through the Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) distinction, ASCO recognizes members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment. Designed to honor ASCO’s most active volunteers and encourage more members to become involved in volunteer activities, the FASCO distinction acknowledges how recipients’ efforts benefit ASCO, the specialty of oncology, and, most importantly, the patients for whom they serve.

Overall, the FASCO designation offers

  • Recognition
    • Certificate of Fellowship,
    • Use of the letters F.A.S.C.O. after your name
    • Special Annual Meeting Ribbon
  • Access
    • Reduced registration rate on all ASCO meetings
    • A yearly invitation to the President's Reception at the Annual Meeting
    • Advanced access to members-only housing at Annual Meeting

ASCO Members are eligible to become a Fellow if they have accumulated 20 or more points for volunteer service to ASCO. Eligibility is limited to Active members of Society. ASCO calculates FASCO points using a point system.

View a list of recently awarded FASCO designations.