Advancing the development & delivery of equitable & evidence-based psychosocial oncology care through research, practice, education, and advocacy.


The vision of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society is a nation in which all people affected by cancer have access to quality psychosocial care to optimize wellbeing and biopsychosocial-spiritual outcomes.

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The American Psychosocial Oncology Society foster the spirit of collaboration by creating an inclusive environment for the exchange of diverse views and expertise among our transdisciplinary members and community partners to advance the mission.

Our numbers demonstrate our commitment to collaborating with and providing the resources and research to all professions that play a part in improving the lives of people affected by cancer. 


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The American Psychosocial Oncology Society advances equitable psychosocial oncology care through research and advocacy, envisioning universal access to quality services. APOS's core values of diversity, empowerment, collaboration, and integrity contribute to a worldwide community valuing excellence in psychosocial oncology.

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Who We Help

WE ADVOCATE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, REPRESENTATION, AND INCLUSION in advancing the science and practice of psychosocial oncology care, recognizing the rights of all those affected by cancer to receive comprehensive person and family centered care.

WE EMPOWER A WORKFORCE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THOSE AFFECTED BY CANCER through the development and dissemination of evidence-based education and resources, mentorship, and the creation of pathways to leadership.




3x the impact: For each cancer case, at least 3 families feel it

Depression associated with increased mortality for come cancer types – 25% ↑ depressive symptoms; 39%↑ with diagnosed depression (7-13)

People with cancer are 2.4x more likely to suffer from major depressive disorder

People with cancer are 2x more likely to die by suicide.

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"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford