ASCO has much to celebrate this year—namely, the Society’s 50th Anniversary. This occasion brings with it many other notable milestones. 2014 is a prime time to reflect on the remarkable growth of ASCO, from seven founders and 51 physicians at its first Annual Meeting to nearly 35,000 members around the world. Just 1 year ago, the Society celebrated its growth to more than 30,000 members. This year, ASCO couldn’t be more pleased to be trending towards 35,000 members.
The Society’s tremendous growth has been paralleled by that of the oncology profession and advances in cancer care and treatment. Each year brings with it new discoveries and a future bright with promise. ASCO exists to nurture these discoveries, and to equip members with resources that help them provide the best care to people with cancer. ASCO supports oncologists around the world—members hail from more than 120 countries and every oncology subspecialty. And members, in turn, support each other, forming a worldwide, and cross-discipline network of professional and personal expertise.
ASCO is honored to serve this global—and growing—network. For more information on becoming an ASCO member, visit www.asco.org/membership. ■
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