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Professional Organizations & Societies

  • ACROnet - American College of Radiation Oncology
    • Founded in 1989, with a current membership of approximately 1,700, the American College of Radiation Oncology is the only organization that exclusively, and uniquely, represents radiation oncologists in the socioeconomic and political sphere without influence from any other specialty.
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
    • This association is a scientific society of over 17,000 laboratory and clinical cancer researchers. The AACR publishes five prestigious journals; convenes an annual meeting attended by more than 13,000 scientists from around the world; organizes several highly focused scientific conferences each year on new and significant developments in research; offers educational workshops and grants to young investigators; maintains an active public education program; and interacts frequently with cancer survivors, lay advocates, and the general public in support of its mission.
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
    • The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is the umbrella organization for the 24 approved medical specialty boards in the United States. The ABMS maintains a list of all board certified diplomates. Information about a physician's certification status can be obtained from this site or their print publication. Free registration is required in order to search this site.
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
    • The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) is the nation's largest medical specialty society and its members include both physicians and medical students. Its mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
    • The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
    • Founded more than 150 years ago, AMA's strategic agenda remains rooted in our historic commitment to standards, ethics, excellence in medical education and practice, and advocacy on behalf of the medical profession and the patients it serves. A helpful search tool called Doctor Finder allows anyone to search for a physician by specialty and location or by name.
  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
    • Join 10,000 women physicians and medical students who are making a difference in the medical profession. AMWA is dedicated to meeting the challenges specific to women physicians and addressing the needs particular to women patients. Most women physicians choose to belong to AMWA because of the variety and quality of membership benefits such as thought-provoking journals, networking opportunities, and personal and professional development opportunities. AMWA also provides opportunities for its members to participate in continuing medical education opportunities that support their professional needs and their plan for lifelong learning.
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
    • The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace and projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing.
  • Association of Oncology Social Work
    • Oncology social work is the primary professional discipline providing psychosocial services to patients, families and caregivers facing the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers
    • The mission of APOSW is to advance practice, extend knowledge and influence pediatric oncology policies and programs in order to enhance the emotional and physical well being of children with cancer and their families.
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society
    • The mission of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), a national, multidisciplinary organization, is to promote the psychological, social, behavioral, spiritual and physical well being of patients with cancer and allied diseases and their families at all stages of disease and survivorship, through clinical care, education, research and advocacy.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    • As a non-profit organization, ASCO is dedicated to achieving its mission of strongly supporting all types of cancer research, particularly patient-oriented clinical research. This site features current news, a searchable database of oncologists, links to clinical trials and more.
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
    • The mission of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    • The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPH/O) is a professional society of pediatric hematologists/oncologists, who study and treat childhood cancer and blood diseases. This web site is intended to fulfill two roles, serving both professionals and patients. It is a forum for communication about the field of pediatric hematology/oncology and ASPH/O's programs for its members. It also serves patients and families by providing a source of current peer-reviewed scientific and clinical research and links to aid in finding other related information through the Internet.
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
    • The mission of ASTRO is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by disseminating the results of scientific research, promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development of its members and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socioeconomic healthcare environment.
  • APHON - Association of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurses
    • The Association of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurses (APHON) is the leading professional organization for registered nurses caring for children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
    • This is an international group comprised of physicians and scientists with a primary interest in the tumors of connective tissues. The goal of the society is to advance the care of patients with connective tissue tumors and to increase knowledge of all aspects of the biology of these tumors, including basic and clinical research.
  • European Association for Cancer Research
    • The aim of EARC is to advance cancer research by facilitating communication between research workers including the organization of meetings. The membership of the EACR is greater than 5000 cancer researchers from more than 40 European and non-European countries.
  • European Oncology Nursing Society
    • The mission of the EONS is to improve the care of individuals with cancer by supporting and enhancing cancer nursing throughout Europe.
  • European Society for Medical Oncology
    • ESMO aims to establish medical oncology as a recognized specialty in Europe, promoting its science and practice, in order to maintain high standards of overall care for cancer patients. This site contains details of all the Society’s activities in its work towards that goal. In addition ESMO members have access to reference materials, including full-text access to the Educational Book produced in association with the educational program of the biennial ESMO Congress.
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology
    • The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) was founded in 1981 to advance the art, science and practice of surgery for the treatment of cancer. By arranging scientific conferences, professional exchanges and seminars, ESSO endeavors to ensure that the highest possible standard of surgical treatment is available to cancer patients throughout Europe. It aims to foster multi-disciplinary collaboration in the clinical management of cancer patients.
  • European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
    • The aim of the society is to foster radiation oncology in all its aspects. To develop standards for the Q.A. of radiation oncology, radiophysics, radiation technology and radiobiology in Europe and stimulate their implementation. To improve the standards of cancer treatment by establishing radiation oncology as a clinical specialty integrated with other cancer treatment modalities. To promote international exchange of scientific information on radiotherapy & oncology and related fields of science such as radiophysics and radiobiology. And to set standards for education and practice in radiation oncology and associated professions.
  • International Psycho-Oncology Society
    • Founded in 1984, the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) was created to foster international multidisciplinary communication about clinical, educational and research issues that relate to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology and two primary psychosocial dimensions of cancer. The response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatment at all stages, and the psychological, social and behavioral factors that influence tumor progression and survival.
  • Harris County Medical Society
    • The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) is the largest county medical society in the United States, with a membership of approximately 8,900 physicians and medical students. It is the professional organization for physicians in Harris County. This site provides information about local and national meetings, community health issues, news items, legislative agendas and a list of services available to members.
  • Oncology Nursing Society
    • The web site for the Oncology Nursing Society provides information for nursing professionals on clinical practice, news, patient and professional education and conferences.
  • Société Internationale d'Oncologie Pédiatrique
    • Also known as International Society of Paediatric Oncology, it is the major global organization concerned with the issues of children and young people who have cancer. Their mission is to bring the best possible care for children with cancer to the farthest corners of the globe.
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
    • The SGO is a non-profit, international organization made up of obstetricians and gynecologists specializing in gynecologic oncology. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer, to raise standards of practice in gynecologic oncology and to encourage ongoing research.
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • The mission of the Society of Surgical Oncology is to ensure that all cancer patients receive the highest quality, comprehensive, multimodal cancer care. The society will accomplish this by providing dynamic leadership and a substantial commitment to excellence in the broad specialty of surgery and surgical oncology.
  • Texas Medical Association
    • The Texas Medical Association serves the physicians of Texas. This site provides information on legislative issues, news items, the TMA Library, continuing education and links to other medical resources.
  • UICC - International Union Against Cancer
    • UICC is the only international non-governmental organisation that is dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its vision is of a world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for future generations. Its mission is to build and lead the global cancer control community.