The Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists is a statewide organization representing oncologists and physicians who provide care for cancer patients. Founded in 1985, the Society is dedicated to improving cancer care and treatment and is recognized by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology as the voice for cancer physicians and their patients in the state.
The purposes of the Society are to foster the dissemination of information concerning the diagnosis, care and treatment of cancer to practicing physicians and to the general public; to encourage and make available continuing education specifically addressing the needs of practicing community oncologists; to encourage the improvement of community facilities relating to the care and treatment of cancer patients in hospitals and other health facilities; to generally participate in any activity relating to the medical care and treatment of cancer patients.
As an advocacy organization, the Society provides a wide array of programs and services to assist physicians with their oncology practices. Whether physicians want to further their professional education or need technical assistance with third-party reimbursement, MSCO is a valuable resource. Cancer physicians rely on MSCO not only for up to date information about cancer care and health care trends, but also because they know they can count on a respected voice to represent their interests.