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.
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.
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.
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 ... Read More...
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... Read More...