Representing and supporting medical oncologists in the UK

The Association of Cancer Physicians

The ACP is recognised by the Royal College of Physicians and the Department of Health as the specialty association for medical oncologists. The executive committee is made up of democratically elected clinicians representing the views and concerns of the membership. Membership of the ACP gives medical oncologists an independent voice in the affairs of the Royal College of Physicians, the Joint Collegiate Council for Oncology (JCCO) and the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC), who supervise training and accreditation.

Through this, we:

  • Promote the views and interests of medical oncologists to the DoH and RCP
  • Influence policy on consultant expansion
  • Develop training curricula and the upcoming specialty examination
  • Participate in NICE appraisal and guideline development
  • Encourage the development of best practice to benefit patients
  • Nominate members for National Clinical Excellence Awards

If you are working as a medical oncologist, or a trainee, in the UK then we would urge you to join. Details here.


With thanks to our sponsors ACP Immunotherapy Conference

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The ACP Immunotherapy Conference took place on 4 December 2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Leeds.  The Royal College of Physicians has awarded 5 CPD points for attendance. Click here to view the programme.  Presentations are available from: Dr Shaw Dr Greystoke Dr Iqbal

Call for Abstracts

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Abstracts are invited for the ACP Immunotherapy event on 4 December 2018.  Abstracts of work investigating the optimal way to manage patients on immuno-oncology agents are invited for poster presentation. This could include national or local audits, the introduction of novel service pathways or clinical research. Abstracts of work involving preclinical research in immuno-oncology will also...

UKONS Guidelines Useful new Acute Oncology Guidelines

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The UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) has developed an excellent new guideline to cover the initial management of Acute Oncology emergencies including immunotherapy and chemotherapy toxicity. The ACP is pleased to endorse it and you can download it here: The Acute Oncology Initial Management Guidelines