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.

ACP Trainees' Conference 2019, Renaissance Hotel, Manchester

The 2019 ACP trainees conference takes place on Friday 11th October and Saturday 12th October 2019. Click here to view the draft programme.

Click here to register.

Fertility and Cancer Day

As medical oncologists we continue to see significant and gratifying improvements in cancer treatment outcomes, and the prospect of long-term survival and cure is now a reality in many cancers.  Infertility, however, after treatment remains one of most common long term consequences of cancer treatment.  This study day will explore the impact of cancer treatments on both female and male fertility, with talks from our gynaecology colleagues on approaches to the management of fertility preservation and pregnancy after cancer treatment.  In addition to talks by leading specialists in the field, there will be case history examples and opportunities to contribute to panel discussions.

Click here to view the draft programme.

Click here to register.

With thanks to our sponsors:

ACP McElwain Prizes

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Applications are invited for the ACP McElwain Prizes (£1,000). These annual awards were established by the friends and colleagues of Professor Tim McElwain to commemorate his extraordinary contribution to the development of Medical Oncology in the UK. They are open to trainees in Medical Oncology who are members of the Association of Cancer Physicians. The Prizes are awarded annually to U...

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