American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s (AAHPM) is the professional organization dedicated to advancing hospice and palliative care and improving the care of patients with serious illness. Our activities focus on professional education and training, development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice standards, research, and public policy advocacy. AAHPM is pleased to provide resources for integrating palliative care into your oncology practice:

Essential Practices of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (formerly UNIPACs) is a critical resource for healthcare practitioners and practitioners in training who want to incorporate the principles of hospice and palliative medicine into their daily practice. All 9 modules are paperback books. You can also purchase online, confidence-based learning modules that offer CME and MOC credits.

Join us in Boston, March 14-17, for the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents more than 40,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. Visit the Palliative Care in Oncology page for a comprehensive list of palliative and supportive care resources. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Explore patient education resources at Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

American Society for Radiation Oncology

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, and Advances in Radiation Oncology, developed and maintains an extensive patient website; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment. 

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research and education of supportive care professionals worldwide. The mission of MASCC is to improve the supportive care of people with cancer, from diagnosis, through treatment and survival to the end of life. It operates in collaboration with the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). Founded in 1990, MASCC now includes members from over 70 countries. MASCC provides practice resources and clinical guidelines and publishes the Supportive Care in Cancer journal. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.