American Society of Clinical Oncology Advancing Cancer Progress for 50 Years


Celebrating Oncology Luminaries

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In the 50 years since ASCO was first started, the treatment of cancer has advanced dramatically thanks to the work of researchers behind important breakthroughs, physicians responsible for delivering those advances to patients, and countless others who contributed to the improvment of cancer care.

Featured Oncology Luminaries were identified by several volunteer leaders of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The list of luminaries is not exhaustive, and the leaders of ASCO recognize that there are many more people throughout history who have shaped the field of oncology and advanced progress against cancer.  We hope that everyone can join with us in celebrating the accomplishments of all of these exceptional individuals, and the thousands of others who continue to work each day to advance the field.

We invite you to return to this page often throughout 2014 for additions to the series, and to share your views and highlight other luminaries who have helped advance cancer care, visit the ASCO@50 & Cancer Progress forum on ASCO Connection. Log in with your username and password or guest account to comment.

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  • Martin D. Abeloff, MD, FASCO
  • Karen H. Antman, MD, FASCO
  • James O. Armitage, MD, FASCO
  • Joseph R. Bertino, MD, FASCO
  • Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, FASCO
  • Gianni Bonadonna, MD
  • Paul A. Bunn Jr., MD, FASCO
  • Charles A. Coltman Jr., MD, FASCO
  • George Crile Jr., MD
  • Nancy E. Davidson, MD, FASCO
  • Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., MD, FASCO
  • John R. Durant, MD, FASCO
  • Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, FASCO
  • Emil Frei, MD, FASCO
  • John H. Glick, MD, FASCO
  • James F. Holland, MD, FASCO
  • Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, FACP, FASCO
  • Mary-Claire King, PhD
  • Richard Klausner, MD
  • Miodrag Kukrika, MD
  • Larry Norton, MD, FASCO
  • Sydney E. Salmon, MD, FASCO
  • Dennis J. Slamon, MD, PhD
  • Harold E. Varmus, MD
  • Umberto Veronesi, MD
  • Robert C. Young, MD, FASCO