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
  • Assist in the development of training curricula and the specialty examination
  • Participate in NICE appraisals 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.

COVID-19 Resources

To assist clinicians facing the current and significant challenges providing systemic therapies to cancer patients, the ACP is collating links to key relevant documents for medical oncologists.  New and updated documents will be added as they are released but you are advised to familiarise yourself with these resources.

Latest News

Interventional Oncology Workshop & ACP Trainees Weekend 2021

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A workshop on Friday 15 October on Interventional Oncology is a joint interdisciplinary venture between the ACP and the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR), to highlight some of the new advances in the rapidly expanding field of Interventional Oncology. The workshop is followed by the annual ACP trainees’ weekend, unfortunately cancelled in 2020.


Improving Cancer Care for Sexual and Gender Minorities

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The ACP is pleased to have collaborated with the RCR and RCP to support and publish a series of commitments to improve the care of LGBTQ+ patients with cancer.  It follows earlier research and a publication, led by Dr Alison Berner, which highlighted deficits in awareness and knowledge among UK oncologists caring for LGBTQ+ patients.  A press release is here, and the full ...

Join the ACP for the Best of ASCO® 2021 - Monday 5th July 4.00-6.30pm

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The ACP is delighted to be hosting the first officially licensed Best of ASCO event in the UK, in collaboration with OncologyEducation. The livestreaming cross-tumour event will summarise the most significant treatment advances presented at the 2021 ASCO Meeting. Chaired by Professors David Cunningham and Samreen Ahmed, panelists will provide a comprehensive overview of ASCO 2021 includi...