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OncoDaily at ASCO 2024: OncoDaily Party, Yvonne Award and much more
Jul 3, 2024, 13:35

OncoDaily at ASCO 2024: OncoDaily Party, Yvonne Award and much more

OncoDaily at the Annual ASCO Conference 2024: A Comprehensive Report

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is one of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field of oncology. This year, the meeting took place from May 31 to June 4 in Chicago, Illinois. The event gathers oncologists, researchers, and healthcare professionals from around the world to discuss the latest advancements in cancer research, treatment, and patient care.

OncoDaily, a leading oncology media platform, was at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) this year for the first time. OncoDaily aimed to cover news about the latest research and become the bridge to networking and establishing professional connections among physicians, researchers, leaders, nurses and patients from around the world.

We held 135 video interviews, where ASCO presenters and attendees discussed the latest advancements in cancer research, treatment, and patient care summarizing the highlights of their work.

The peak of the success was the OncoDaily Party, which included an opening ceremony for the Yvonne Award, followed by an evening of music, dance, and networking.

Hosting the party was a real privilege for the OncoDaily team, as more than 1200 individuals had registered for the event, demonstrating that social gatherings are a significant component of any conference.

The venue of OncoDaily interviews on Annual ASCO Conference 2024

Watch interviews from ASCO 2024 on OncoDaily24 YouTube channel.

The Yvonne Award 2024 by OncoDaily

The Yvonne Award, presented by OncoDaily and the Youredjian Family Charitable Foundation, symbolizing the strength and longevity of the yew tree, honors exceptional achievements in oncology. This unique Y-shaped sculpture embodies resilience and is designed to recognize young innovators and leaders advancing cancer care. The award celebrates excellence and innovation in the field of oncology.

Gevorg Tamamyan, the Editor-in-Chief of OncoDaily, delivered the opening speech at the Yvonne Award, emphasizing its significance, warmly welcoming everyone, and expressing gratitude for their presence. He underscored their mission to be the voice of oncology, quoting OncoDaily’s motto “Cancer doesn’t take a day off, neither do we”. Dr. Tamamyan expressed his excitement about the expanded team behind OncoDaily, including doctors, fellows, and medical students, remarking on how gratifying it is to see their initiative blossom into something significant.


Gevorg Tamamyan, Editor-in-Chief of OncoDaily, opening the Yvonne Award Ceremony

Larry Norton, ASCO Past-President and MSKCC Senior VP, presenting the “Breakthrough Research” category at the Yvonne Award

The Yvonne Award was given in 7 categories this year, including:

  • Breakthrough Research
  • Global Oncology
  • Community Oncology
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Challenging the Status Quo
  • Voice of Oncology

Nomination Process

The 2024 Yvonne Award Nomination Committee included distinguished leaders in oncology:

Co-chairs: Lillian Siu and Giuseppe Curigliano

Members: Larry Norton, Lidia Schapira, Greg Kalemkerian, Leo Mascarenhas, Justin Stebbing, Piotr Wysocki, Liana Safaryan, Marina Konopleva, Dinesh Pendharkar, Maite Bourlon, Nazik Hammad, Aparna Parikh, Ghassan Abou-Alfa, Douglas Flora, Onyinye Balogun, Herbert Loong, and Miriam Mutebi.


Yvonne Award Winners 2024

The esteemed winners of the Yvonne Award 2024 by OncoDaily were announced during the opening ceremony of the OncoDaily Party at ASCO:

The Yvonne Award 2024 winners


The awardees of the 7 nominations holding their well-deserved trophies.
From the left, Pashtoon Kasi, Vivek Subbiah, Asya Agulnik, Maria Babak, Abeid Athman Omar, Vinod Balachandran, Anna Spreafico and Erica Tsang.

Larry Norton handing the trophy to Vinod Balachandran, awardee of the “Breakthrough research” category. 


Haimanot Kasahun Alemu, the winner of the Global Oncology award, receiving “Yvonne” from Onyinye Balogun and Piotr Wysocki.


Vivek Subbiah, awardee of the Voice of Oncology category, receiving “Yvonne” from Gevorg Tamamyan.


Ghassan Abou Alfa handing over the ‘Challenging the Status Quo’ trophy to Pashtoon Kasi.

Maria Babak, awardee of the Mentorship category, receiving “Yvonne” from Richard Sullivan.

 Erica Tsang, awardee of “Challenging the Status Quo” category and Anna Spreafico, “Mentorship” category winner.


Asya Agulnik, the recipient of Yvonne Award in Leadership category, is a pediatric intensivist and Director of St. Jude Global Critical Care and EURO programs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Esteemed winners of The Yvonne Award 2024,  Haimanot Kasahun Alemu and Abeid Athman Omar. 

The  evening was extended with the OncoDaily Party, providing an opportunity for attendees to network and enjoy themselves. 

The hosting committee consisted of esteemed professionals in oncology from all over the globe.

Co-chairs: Yelena Janjigian, Gevorg Tamamyan

Members: Toni Choueiri, Rachna Shroff, Myriam Chalabi, Richard Sullivan, Enrique Soto, Julien Taieb, Samuel J Klempner, Filippo Pietrantonio, Shushan Hovsepyan, Jenny Seligmann, Paolo Tarantino, Sumanta Pal, Sara Lonardi, Rana Mckay, Amalya Sargsyan, Karima Oualla.

The evening held significant importance for the OncoDaily team, as we unveiled the new OncoDaily Magazine, distributed in nearly 3000 copies worldwide. 

OncoDaily Magazines 

The Editor-in-Chief of the OncoDaily Medical Journal – Shushan Hovsepyan announced the launch of the journal setting to become one of the leading scientific journals globally in the coming years. 

An insight look at  OncoDaily Medical Journal’s official page .

OncoDaily’s participation at ASCO 2024 marked a significant milestone for the platform, highlighting its commitment to advancing cancer care through the dissemination of knowledge and recognition of excellence. The Yvonne Award, in particular, underscored the importance of innovation and leadership in the fight against cancer, celebrating the achievements of young and promising oncologists from around the world.

By bringing together researchers, healthcare professionals, and industry leaders, OncoDaily continues to foster a collaborative and dynamic community dedicated to improving patient outcomes and advancing the field of oncology.


Yelena Janjigian, Co-chair of the hosting committee of OncoDaily Party.



Garo Armen, his wife Alice Saraydarian, and Larry

In the center: Vivek Subbiah and Julie Gralow.

Gevorg Tamamyan and Yelena Janjigian, Co-chairs of the hosting committee of OncoDaily Party.



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