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Advancing the science and practice of psychosocial care for people affected by cancer

The only multidisciplinary professional organization in the U.S. dedicated to the psychosocial aspects of cancer treatment


APOS is accepting nominations for its 2015 awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is 31 December 2014... Details


The American Psychosocial Oncology Society, together with the International Psycho-Oncology Society, is hosting the 2015 World Congress of Psycho Oncology 28 July – 1 August 2015, in downtown Washington, DC. The conference also will offer two days of psychosocial Academy workshops* 28 – 29 July 2015.

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The Commission on Cancer's Psychosocial Distress Screening Quality Care Standard: How and Why It Was Adopted

APOS recorded the interview on the new Commission on Cancer Distress Screening Quality Care Standard that took place at the APOS 11th Annual Conference in February 2014 in Tampa, FL! The interview features Lynne Wagner PhD, Northwestern University, and Stewart Fleishman MD, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, interviewed by Tampa Bay Times health columnist Irene Maher. View it below:

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This two-year educational program will prepare cancer care clinicians to develop and implement a comprehensive distress screening in their practice environments.
Applications for 2015 will be accepted in late 2014.

Funded by an NCI grant, this cancer education program is a joint project between the Yale School of Nursing and APOS. Read more about its principal investigators here.

For more information, visit the Screening Program page.

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