The Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists, a national specialty society of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, will contribute to cancer control, through research, education, and clinical practice in prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, palliative care and rehabilitation.
The Association is committed to achieving and maintaining, among its members, excellence in clinical and scholarly activity, within a culture of compassion and respect for human dignity.
- Serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues of common interest to Medical Oncologists in Canada;
- Support the continuing education and maintenance of competence of its members;
- Promote postgraduate clinical and research training in the discipline of medical oncology;
- Advocate for appropriate medical oncology content in the curricula of medical schools and other health care training organizations;
- Provide a national forum at which trainees in Medical Oncology can present their research results;
- Advocate with the federal and provincial governments and other agencies, as appropriate, on the need for health human resources to provide systemic therapy services;
- Advocate on behalf of patients with cancer requiring systemic therapy.